Online Graduate Certificates

Current Controversies in Nutrition

Virtually no discipline attracts more public attention or generates more controversies than nutrition. The reasons for this vary. Food and nutrition can be viewed through multiple lenses: the personal, familial, communal, cultural, political, historical, and scientific. This course explores the scientific underpinnings of several hot topics and controversies, which will be examined from the perspectives of scientists and consumers (of food and media), with an undercurrent fostering self-understanding of implicit biases.

Nutrition and Innovation

Have you ever thought: “This would is a great idea for a new nutrition product or service?” but didn’t get very far in pitching the idea to others? In this class you will develop skills for identifying and advocating solutions to important consumer needs through case studies, team discussions, and real-life assignments.  You’ll gain experience cultivating an innovator's mindset in order to effectively understand real consumer needs, identify, improve and prioritize solutions, and take your idea pitching skills to a new level.

Nutrition and Innovation

Have you ever thought: “This would is a great idea for a new nutrition product or service?” but didn’t get very far in pitching the idea to others? In this class you will develop skills for identifying and advocating solutions to important consumer needs through case studies, team discussions, and real-life assignments.  You’ll gain experience cultivating an innovator's mindset in order to effectively understand real consumer needs, identify, improve and prioritize solutions, and take your idea pitching skills to a new level.

Robert Guillemin

Robert Guillemin is the Sustainable Food Retail Lead for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainability and Innovations Unit in New England where he works with public and private sector stakeholders to promote sustainable business practices within the food retail sector.  At EPA, he also manages the Federal Green Challenge initiative in New England, a program that helps federal agencies meet their sustainability goals.  While at EPA, he has concentrated on technical assistance, educational, and partnership projects that leverage institutional behavioral change to improved environmenta

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