Special Topics in Nutrition - Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Diets - NUT 499

Special Topics in Nutrition - Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Diets
Course Number
NUT 499


NUT 499 highlights the current trends and research on vegetarian diets and translates the information into practical ideas to assist dietitians and other healthcare providers in aiding their clients. The course presents vital information on vegetarian nutritional needs, healthier and more satisfying diets, as well as guidelines for supporting clients of all ages and clients with special considerations, such as pregnant women, athletes, and diabetics. The course takes into account new research, epidemiological studies, debates, and changes in the food market as well as the different types of vegetarian diets.

In addition, NUT 499 presents information on nutritional information and practical strategies for healthy gluten-free living. With increased awareness and, consequently, an increase in the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease, clear guidelines on how to embrace a gluten-free diet are crucial. Finally, the dairy–free diet is discussed along with tips for dairy-free food preparation. 

Learning Outcomes

Understand and relate the demographics, definitions, and health consequences of vegetarian and vegan diets.
Define the specifics of vegetarian nutrition with respect to protein, fat, calcium, minerals, and vitamins.
Comprehend and detail vegetarian diets through the life cycle including pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescents, and older adults.
Explain vegetarian food preparation.
Explain gluten-free labeling regulations.
Understand and assess nutrition information for gluten-free diets.
Relate dairy-free food preparation and be able to utilize recipes.


Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $138. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $138.00 Course Pack + $190.00 Textbook = $1303.00

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

*You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Last updated 7/22/18

Additional Prerequisites

None – Prior or concurrent nutrition training is recommended

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