CSPH 5905 - Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It

This course is offered in person. Check the class search for in person meeting dates and times. 

 

 

Course Description:

Food Matters is an experiential-learning, applied nutrition & culinary skills course for health professional students.  The course addresses the role of food in specific health conditions and its function in health promotion and disease prevention.  The course guides future health professionals  in the procurement, preparation and consumption of sustainably raised whole foods for self care and how this translates to patient care. 

Note: this course has an additional course fee. Please check here for more information.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 

    • Discuss the relationship between food and health
    • Identify basic principles of a healthy, nourishing diet
    • Increase awareness regarding mindful eating and self care
    • Know how to cook healthy, delicious food for optimal health
    • Choose to include discussion of food choices as part of patient care and health policy
    • Understand the role of food systems, sourcing, sustainability and their relationship to health on a personal and community level
    • Foster community and inter-professional relationships through food and experiential learning
    • Incorporate/demonstrate increased confidence in menu planning and food preparation for self and others
 

Course Details

Course ID: 
CSPH 5905
Prerequisite: 
Graduate students in health profession only, permission number required for registration.
Semesters Course Offered: 
Fall
Spring
Credits: 
1
Course Flyer: 
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