Food and the Human Body

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Food and the Human Body

Spring 2023

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: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 4:58am 10/2/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/17/2023