Food and the Human Body

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Food and the Human Body
Spring 2024
Taught By: Deanna Pucciarelli
Section: A

CRN: 10933

Credits: 3

Health is multifaceted with food consumption patterns, where what you eat affects both a state of wellness, or disease conditions such as heart disease, type II diabetes and cancer. Concepts of nutrition and social justice anchor the course curriculum, exploring the intersection of physiological, sociological, environmental and psychological factors with health outcomes. Students examine health claims from Internet nutrition-influencers, analyze their diet using United States Department of Agriculture software, and compare and contrast Western and non-Western ways of medicine. The major chronic diseases are also examined in relation to food choice. Through an analysis of different categories of food and their connection with digestion, absorption and bioavailability, students will be able to understand the impact of food choice on health.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:54am EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024