Course Description

Community Health Sciences 48: Nutrition and Food Studies: Principles and Practice, COM HLT 48

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Overview of nutritional sciences and public health nutrition. Examination of basic science concepts of nutrition and application of them to student lives and real-world issues through lectures, videos, diet analysis, activities, reports, discussion of video and reading assignments, and reviews of community programs that apply nutrition and behavior theory to improve health of public. Students use observational research methods to create and answer questions about nutrition question in their cohort. P/NP or letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Community Health Sciences

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Foundations of Scientific Inquiry: Life Science without lab 
Major Requirement: requirement for Global Health Initiative: Food Studies Minor

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major
Major Requirement: Global Health Major: Biological Science Elective 
Global Health Minor: Elective
Course Equivalence: UCSD BILD 22
Global Health Departmental Limit of 2 online courses per student in the Major, 1 online course per student in the Minor

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area C after petition
Course Equivalence: Likely Equivalent to MCDB 26 after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

More About The Course

Fully online course; recommend taking biology and chemistry before course; some group work required; course is set on a weekly pace

Course Creators

May C. Wang

Dr. May Wang joined the faculty as associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in 2008. She received an undergraduate degree from the National University of Singapore, a master's degree in nutritional science from the University of Texas at Austin, and master's and doctorate degrees in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. After obtaining her doctorate degree, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine where she was trained in the emerging field of pediatric bone health research. Since then, she has conducted research related to child obesity and bone health with a focus on addressing health disparities. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and Excellence in Education Award from the California Dietetic Association. 

Dr. May Wang joined the faculty as associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in 2008. She received an undergraduate degree from the National University of Singapore, a master's degree in nutritional science from the University of Texas at Austin, and master's and doctorate degrees in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. After obtaining ...

Dr. May Wang joined the faculty as associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in 2008. She received an undergraduate degree from the National University of Singapore, a master's degree in nutritional science from the University of Texas at Austin, and master's and doctorate degrees in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. After obtaining her doctorate degree, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine where she was trained in the emerging field of pediatric bone health research. Since then, she has conducted research related to child obesity and bone health with a focus on addressing health disparities. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and Excellence in Education Award from the California Dietetic Association. 


J.K. Leader
Janet Leader, MPH, RD, Lecturer in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with extensive experience in directing public health nutrition programs, especially for vulnerable populations; educating future dietetics practitioners; and directing public health research projects.  She directed the nutrition education project at Second Harvest Food Bank, focused on changing nutrition behaviors of over 50,000 clients of the food bank through a USDA SNAP-Ed grant.  She has provided consultation to the Nutrition Services Working Group of the national Feeding America organization.   As Project Director at the Stanford School of Medicine, she directed a pilot nutrition and physical activity intervention to reduce child obesity.  Ms. Leader was the Director of the six-county Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative of community partners working to address health inequities in the Bay Area.  In addition, she directed two dietetic internship programs:  one at the University of Washington, and one at Sea Mar Community Health Center and was on the faculty of the University of La Verne, Naples, Italy campus. Ms. Leader was also in the Peace Corps for two years in Cameroon, teaching health and nutrition.

Areas of Interest include Public health nutrition programs for vulnerable populations, especially in the area of food insecurity; community nutrition education; innovative nutrition education for health professional students; teaching kitchens; child obesity prevention.

 

Janet Leader, MPH, RD, Lecturer in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with extensive experience in directing public health nutrition programs, especially for vulnerable populations; educating future dietetics practitioners; and directing public health research projects.  She directed the ...

Janet Leader, MPH, RD, Lecturer in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with extensive experience in directing public health nutrition programs, especially for vulnerable populations; educating future dietetics practitioners; and directing public health research projects.  She directed the nutrition education project at Second Harvest Food Bank, focused on changing nutrition behaviors of over 50,000 clients of the food bank through a USDA SNAP-Ed grant.  She has provided consultation to the Nutrition Services Working Group of the national Feeding America organization.   As Project Director at the Stanford School of Medicine, she directed a pilot nutrition and physical activity intervention to reduce child obesity.  Ms. Leader was the Director of the six-county Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative of community partners working to address health inequities in the Bay Area.  In addition, she directed two dietetic internship programs:  one at the University of Washington, and one at Sea Mar Community Health Center and was on the faculty of the University of La Verne, Naples, Italy campus. Ms. Leader was also in the Peace Corps for two years in Cameroon, teaching health and nutrition.

Areas of Interest include Public health nutrition programs for vulnerable populations, especially in the area of food insecurity; community nutrition education; innovative nutrition education for health professional students; teaching kitchens; child obesity prevention.

 


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