Nutrition Reconsidered: a relook at the science and practice
A course designed to help you understand the nuances of nutrition and how to optimally integrate science and best practice
Anyone interested in current evidence-based and practical approaches to optimizing nutrition, whether this is for health, general performance or weight management.
|Nutritional Science : facts versus fiction - Part 1||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||6 min|
Video of Module 1 Part 1 sample
|Nutritional Science : facts versus fiction - Part 2||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||13 min|
|Wellness vs Illness||MP4 Video||8 min|
|Energy misconceptions||MP4 Video||9 min|
|Levels of evidence||Moodle book||-|
|Module 1 - Assesment||Moodle Quiz||-|
|Polarized eating:low carbohydrate high fat - Part 1||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||10 min|
Video Module 2 Part 2 sample
|Polarized eating:low carbohydrate high fat - Part 2||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||11 min|
|Polarized eating:low carbohydrate high fat - Part 3||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||13 min|
|Using food diaries constructively||Mp4 Video||6 min|
|Module 2 - Assesment||Moodle Quiz||-|
|Nutrient-rich food choices - Part 1||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||14 min|
|Nutrient-rich food choices - Part 2||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||20 min|
|Module 3 - Assesment||Moodle Quiz||-|
|Dietary guidelines & food guides||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||17 min|
|General Health eating program||MP4 Video||5 min|
Video of General health eating program sample
|Mediteranean||MP4 Video||2 min|
|Reducing it down for weight loss||MP4 Video||4 min|
|Vegetarian Alternative meal choices||MP4 Video||3 min|
|Weekly Planning||MP4 Video||2 min|
|Module 4 - Assesment||Moodle Quiz||-|
|Principles of weight loss and weight gain 101||Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video||17 min|
|Signs & symptoms of eating disorders||Moodle book||-|
|Over-the-counter weight loss supplements||Moodle book||-|
|Module 5 - Assesment||Moodle Quiz||-|
What will I learn
- Learn how make informed and smart decisions around food, diets and supplements.
- Be able to identify nutritional facts versus fiction
- Understand the context of nutritional genomics and personalized nutrition.
- Learn how to determine energy needs and how to best obtain fuel via the diet.
- Weigh up plant versus animal diets.
- Find out about the risks and benefits of different dietary approaches for weight management including low carbohydrate high fat diets.
- See how different tools can be used to facilitate the implementation and monitoring of dietary plans.
- Learn how to interrogate food labels.
- Understand fundamental food preparation principles.
- Find out how to create different styles of menus
Each module will have four multiple choice questions. Students will have unlimited attempts to answer these questions. A certificate of completion will be issued once all of the assessments have been completed.
In this course both the science and practice of nutrition is explained in a way that is relevant and exciting with the aim of helping you make smart nutritional decisions. The course has been designed to help you understand some of the nuances of nutrition and provides reasons for the noise and confusion. You will be guided through the fundamental principles of nutrition and some of the current controversies, and will systematically be shown how to negotiate this space to make informed decisions, and to also understand when it may be necessary to seek professional help. Throughout this process you will be given solid and cutting edge advice with plenty of practical examples.This course is taught via videos, interviews, screencasts, and power point presentations and is broken down into manageable and actionable modules
Previous experience and knowledge is not required.
About the instructors
Shelly Meltzer RD (SA) MSc (Med) Nutrition & Dietetics
|As a registered dietitian, author, teacher, researcher, and consultant dietitian with over 30 years of clinical, community and sports nutrition experience, Shelly brings a lifetime of learning and experience to this course. Having set up the dietary practice and nutrition services at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa, she has been at the forefront of nutrition research and practice, and whether it is feeding her family or international sports teams, and/or advising her clients, Shelly has always come up with innovative best practice approaches integrating the health and joy of food .|
Sarah Chantler RD (SA) BSc (Med) (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics (UCT), MSC (Med) (Hons) Exercise science
|Sarah Chantler is a registered dietitian from Cape Town. She loves working in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment. She has a special interest in sport and the holistic management of all athletes, recreational to elite.|
Marie MacGregor RD (SA) BSc (Med) (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics (UCT)
Last modified: Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 12:33 PM