Understanding Nutrition for Health & Chronic Disease

This course will review evidence-based nutrition guidelines and explore how nutrition research can be translated into practical, actionable information used to coach clients. Students will explore the role of nutrition in overall health and the management and prevention of chronic diseases.

Estimated 18 hours

Suggested effort, 2 hours per week

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Offered By:

University of North Texas
Health Science Center (UNTHSC)

UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas USA is one of the nation's premier graduate academic medical centers that specializes in patient-centered care, research and health care.
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Benefits of this course

You'll have a chance to:

Translate evidence-based guidelines into practical information that can be used in basic nutrition education and/or coaching. 
Explain the importance of dietary choices, patterns and intake in relationship to an individual’s health and well-being.
Describe how to intentionally select, prepare and consume health promoting foods to develop positive health habits.
Build your nutrition knowledge and health literacy to you can self-assess and reflect on your own personal and diet habits.

Who can take this course

Learners who are interested in using improved lifestyle and nutritional choices as an adjunct to traditional medicine.

Learners who are interested in  health and wellness coaching.

 Learners who would like to assess their own or patients eating habits and lower the associated risks for chronic disease.

Looking Ahead

We will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your professional field.

What you'll learn

  • Why Do We Eat What We Eat
  • Nutrition Essentials
  • Dietary Patterns
  • Weight Management
  • Diet and Inflammation
  • Functional Foods and Flavor
  • Diet and Gut Health
meet the course instructor

Certified professionals from accredited universities

Assistant Professor
Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences
Debbie Gillespie, MS, RDN, LD, CHWC, DipACLM

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