This class will advance the understanding of prevention and treatment of chronic diseases where body size is a significant risk factor. A comprehensive overview of the physiological and social determinants of energy balance will be provided. Methods to complete nutrition assessments and deliver culturally sensitive and unbiased interventions will be reviewed. Evidence based individual and population level strategies that promote healthy habits, a positive body image, and eliminates health disparities will be compared and contrasted to scientifically unsupported approaches.
Pre-Req: NUTR.2060 Human Nutrition or HSCI.2060 Human Nutrition.