During the past two decades there has been an increasing awareness of the interaction between nutrition and behavior. To examine this interaction, two general themes will be pursued. First, we will investigate the effects of nutritional variables on brain functioning and behavior. Second, we will study the influence of psychological variables in determining food intake and nutritional status. Examples of topics to be covered includes: the effects of protein- caloric malnutrition on brain development and intellectual functioning; obesity and other eating disorders; food additives and behavior; the role of brain mechanisms in determining nutritional intake; food choice; food as an addiction; and the importance of vitamins and minerals for behavioral functioning. This course is 1.5 semester hour units. Instructor: Grace Giles
Nutrition, Brain and Behavior
NUTB 205 or NUTB 305, or permission of instructor.
|Fall 2021||N/A||Online Asynchronous Plus Required Synchronous Residency (to be determined if Remote or possibly In-Person)|