Current Controversies in Nutrition
Virtually no discipline attracts more public attention or generates more controversies than nutrition. The reasons for this vary. Food and nutrition can be viewed through multiple lenses: the personal, familial, communal, cultural, political, historical, and scientific. This course explores the scientific underpinnings of several hot topics and controversies, which will be examined from the perspectives of scientists and consumers (of food and media), with an undercurrent fostering self-understanding of implicit biases. The class will engage in debates and discussions designed to illuminate different perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to research, evaluate, and present their findings on a nutrition-related topic that is of concern to them. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, or consent of the Online Graduate Certificate Program Director. If you are a Tufts undergraduate student please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This course is offered May 20, 2020-August 23, 2020. Final grades are posted September 8, 2020.
- Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy