Therapeutic Diets and Menu Planning   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

IFN 5611 - Therapeutic Diets and Menu Planning

This course explores the use of whole foods, traditional dietary patterns, and therapeutic meal plans to prevent and treat health concerns. Students learn when and how to apply the science of "food as medicine" by reviewing research supporting health outcomes from therapeutic diets. Students develop, analyze and share practical whole-foods based menus and recipes that comply with the dietary instructions of restrictive diets, exchanged-based diets, elimination diets and cultural meal patterns.  Knowledge areas explored include benefits of bioactive food compounds, effects of acculturation on diet and health, sustainable food production, and economic and social constraints of healthy diets.   Prerequisite(s): IFN 5520  (or evidence of college-level nutrition course) 3.0 credit(s)
Offered: SU-Term A Course Length: 8 weeks None