Food as Medicine [CRN 83320]

Discipline: Food Science and Human Nutrition
Instructor: Harris
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1410
End: 1530
Field Work: Day 3 | October 1, 2019 | Spain
Prerequisites: One (1) introductory biology course is required AND one (1) introductory nutrition course is preferred Download Syllabus

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates.

In this course, we will explore the function of foods beyond their nutritional value.  Students will learn about food patterns which promote health and help prevent chronic disease. Learners will evaluate the effects of the individual components of food and the mechanisms through which food components exert health benefits and prevent disease. We will examine the cultural origins of food practices and compare the interpretations of the “Mediterranean” diet in the various countries.

Field Work

Country: Spain
Day: 3
Date: October 1, 2019

This class will take a one-day market and cooking class with emphasis on the healthy Mediterranean cuisine and experience the wonderful flavors while discussing the health benefits of the various components used in cooking Mediterranean style foods.

Learning Objectives:

Students will develop an appreciation for the flavor and complexity of phytonutrients for health involved in the Mediterranean diet pattern.