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Tufts Credit:
       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   Hot Topics & Controversies in Nutrition      

Course Number:      NU 018601
Campus: Boston-Health   
Room: TBA

Course Description:
Virtually no topic attracts more public attention or generates more controversies than nutrition. In this intensive week-long course, the scientific underpinnings of several hot topics and controversies will be explored. Topics will include exploration of popular diets (e.g., low glycemic index and the Paleo diet), dietary gluten, FODMAPS, the relationship between saturated fat and heart disease, and use of dietary supplements. For each topic, participants will learn why the topic is hot or controversial, and will gain an appreciation of the current state of scientific evidence as well as gaps in knowledge. The class will engage in debates and group discussions designed to illuminate perspectives of consumers, nutrition professionals and health care providers. Students will be assigned reading to be completed in advance of the course. Students will complete daily assignments and a final project that will be due after completion of the week-long course. No prerequisites.

Special Note:This course is not open to Community or Alumni audit enrollment.  

Instructor: Edward Saltzman           Instructor Website  
                      Gitanjali Singh           Instructor Website

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Monday, Jul 10, 2017 to Friday, Jul 14, 2017
Day(s): MTWThF           Times: 8:00 AM-12:00 noon
Credit Value: 0.5          Call Number:      50389

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Open


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