NEUROSCI 333S: Neuroscience and Nutrition

Spring 2019

Instructor: Minna Ng, Franca Alphin

This is an interdisciplinary course examining neurobiological mechanisms and nutrition. Students will learn how nutrients and eating behaviors promote brain health and wellness as well as how to differentiate foods grown on smaller farms versus those produced for grocery stores. Students will also study nutrition labels, fad diets and public resources for nutrition information.

The course is co-taught by faculty Psychology and Neuroscience and Community and Family Medicine using team-based learning. Applied learning in this course will include cooking healthy meals and engagement in the Durham community.

Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 101/PSY 106 or NEUROSCI 102/PSY 107

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