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Nicholas Cardellicchio | In Person
State-approved course in prehospital emergency care. Successful completion allows participants to sit for the Massachusetts state certifying examination for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Techniques for comprehensive management of medical, trauma, and behavioral emergencies.
Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma, GED, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.
Serving a Healthy Diet
Diane L McKay | Online
In a world of conflicting food messages, how do we know which foods are good for us? What is the evidence for why you might want to incorporate foods like leafy greens, beans and berries more often into the meals you prepare? How do you construct a menu that tastes good, meets the nutrient and health requirements for an individual or group, and is culturally appropriate and responsibly sourced?
Planning and implementing healthy meals for customers, clients, family, and friends can pose a challenge. In this course we explore the relationship between diet and health by examining the habitual eating patterns that have been shown to prevent chronic diet-related conditions. We learn about the nutritional components of the foods and beverages commonly present in these healthy eating patterns and to implement strategies that will help those we serve make better food choices.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe healthful dietary patterns and summarize their common factors.
- Identify the healthful properties of foods, how to responsibly source those foods, and how preparation influences their properties.
- Create a healthful dish based on principles of maximizing flavor while mitigating chronic disease risk.
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As a veteran teacher looking for quality and affordable professional development, I could not have found a better option than this course at Tufts. This class provided teachers with a plethora of resources to be used in our classrooms, challenged teachers to think about their practice and materials, and created an atmosphere of collegiality and collaboration among professional educators. Thank you very much for this opportunity, I hope to return again next summer!
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I very truly enjoyed the class that I took. The instructor was amazing. My classmates were gifted. Taking the course persuaded me to begin working on my application materials to apply to a graduate certificate in UEP
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