Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online - NUT 509

Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online
Integrative Health
Course Number
NUT 509


Holistic nutrition is the foundation to any natural health lifestyle plan for optimal health. This course covers CAM topics in nutrition such as raw food, food combining, fasting, elimination and juice therapy, acid-alkaline theory and the use of herbs in the diet. Recent issues in nutrition will be reviewed using contemporary authors, such as Michael Pollan and Kimberly Lord Stewart.


Learning Outcomes

Access and apply tools to support their future role as partners in prevention as communicators and educators as identified in the National Prevention Strategy  
Implement strategies to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life
Implement strategies to not only provide people with information to make healthy choices but also reinforce and support health and wellness by making healthy choices easy and affordable
Discuss contemporary topics in holistic nutrition
Critically evaluate popular writings in holistic and mainstream nutrition
Discuss the questions still facing America a decade after the declaration of an obesity epidemic: Why do we eat the way we do? And how can we change it?
Discuss the evolution of our modern supermarket based food system, how it impacts health, and how to help people move away from it
Evaluate and discuss the concept of fasting and detoxification
Discuss the use of fresh juices to support cleansing
List and evaluate the steps of the Detox diet
Discuss and evaluate acid alkaline theory and list the steps to an alkaline diet
Recognize and discuss the labeling of different classes of food including meat, poultry, dairy, grains, oils, snack food and soda
Explain the standards for calling a food organic
Discuss the dietary and social implications of tea and coffee production


Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 7/14/19

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