Course Detail

Nutrition and Food Sciences: Obesity,Weight Control&Fitness

NFS 063 Z1 (CRN: 60864)

3 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: NFS 063 Z2

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About NFS 063 Z1

Introduction to the causes, consequences, and treatment of obesity. Fall. and modification of eating and exercise behaviors in weight control. Fall / Spring.

Instructor

Jean Harvey ()

Notes

Dates: May 19 - June 13, 2014

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Section Description

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable disease and death in the US secondary only to tobacco use. In the first part of the course we explore the definitions of obesity, who is most likely to be obese, the health consequences, and degree to which obesity is genetically determined or behaviorally based. In part two, we discuss the purported causes of obesity from big food and big portions to social networks and the influence of your mother (?!?) on your eating habits. Finally, the last part of the course reviews obesity treatment strategies - what works, how well it works and why things like green coffee bean extract are a joke while taxes on soda might not be.

Section Expectation

There is no text for this course. Students are expected to come to lecture prepared to participate. Readings are required and must be done (along with pre-lecture questions) before class. Five pop quizzes are given during the semester and three exams (one after each section) complete the evaluation components. Students will have access to course lectures in outline form only. In other words, you have to come to class to get the full story!

Evaluation

Pre-lecture questions (50 points) Pop quizzes (5; drop the lowest grade for a total of 100 points) 3 exams of 100 points each; final is NOT cummulative

Meetings

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Location

Marsh Life Sci 231 (View Campus Map)

Times

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