Interactive Nutrition Classes

Interactive Nutrition ClassesSCNC RDNs offer hands-on, one-credit nutrition classes for BU students at BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center. These classes may be adapted for any group. Read the class descriptions below and visit our blog for an inside look at popular topics and recipes. All classes introduce skills and strategies for meal planning, dining out, food shopping, and recipe modification through interactive sessions and cooking demonstrations.
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Healthy Cooking on a Budget

If healthy eating was simple, affordable, and delicious, everyone would do it! How do you plan balanced meals and snacks without breaking the bank? Step 1: Understand your unique nutrition needs and the health-promoting foods that will help you meet them. Step 2: Perfect the skills and strategies for stocking a healthy kitchen, modifying favorite recipes, and basic cooking by participating in a series of interactive sessions. The end result: You will be well on your way to a lifetime of true “value meals.”

Nutrition Essentials

Students learn the fundamentals of nutrition and are guided through an assessment of their individual nutrition needs. Participants develop skills and strategies to apply course concepts to their day-to-day lives, and achieve their personal health and nutrition goals. Emphasis is placed on separating nutrition fact from fiction, and examining products and marketing with a critical eye.

Vegetarian Nutrition

Healthy vegetarian eating practices may result in reduced risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some forms of cancer. However, simply avoiding animal products does not ensure a healthier bottom line. This course is for anyone interested in learning more about vegetarian lifestyles and reaping the benefits of a well-planned vegetarian diet. Nutrients of concern and appropriate vegetarian food sources are explored for each type of vegetarian from vegan to flexitarian.

Healthy Dieting

Just as every person is unique, every person’s healthy diet must also be unique. This course emphasizes the scientific evidence about nutrition and activity for appropriate and effective weight loss. Participants are guided through an assessment of their nutrition needs, health goals, lifestyle demands, and food preferences in order to establish realistic goals for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Please indicate your area of interest when you contact us.

Fall 2016 Class Offerings:
Nutrition Essentials – PDP NT 102
Healthy Cooking on a Budget – PDP NT 104

Check class availability or register today via BU StudentLink.