Professor: Sheila Tucker, MA, RD, CSSD, LDN, B.S., M.A. Framingham State College.
BI 12301 Nutrition for Life
Course acquaints the nonspecialist with the basic scientific principals of nutrition and energy metabolism. Includes an examination of the six nutrient groups (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water) and their impact on health, disease prevention, and growth and development. Explores current dietary recommendations, nutrition for athletes, dietary supplement use, weight management, and other current hot topics in nutrition. Students assess their own nutrient intakes and compare them to national standards. Material designed for practical use.
Fall, Wed 6:30–9, Sept 4–Dec 11, Professor Tucker
BI 12801 Sustainability: Science of Survival
Dynamic and innovative scientific advances, and the rediscovery of traditional farming and energy practices are transforming the ways in which we meet basic human needs as well as how we preserve and renew the planet's life support systems. Course examines the essence of sustainability theory and application, agricultural and food production principles and practices, how production impacts local, regional, and global health status, economics and environments, and how sustainable practices benefit poor and wealthy nations. Other topics include: climate and global environments, trends in organic and local food sources, the debate over food crops versus fuel crops and access to safe water. Examines selected strategies and initiatives that promote a sustainable global community.
Spring, Wed 6:30–9, Jan 15–May 7, Professor TBD