Our daily choices about the food we put on our plates and in our mouths can have a profound impact on our health. Poor diet contributes to one in every five deaths in the U.S., more than tobacco use and high blood pressure. Fortunately, even small dietary changes can have a big impact on health and longevity. Research has also found that those with the poorest diets stand to gain the most from improved nutrition.

Rice University dietitian Roberta Anding shares current and emerging nutritional strategies for the prevention and treatment of common diseases afflicting Americans, including heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Although estimates vary and are intertwined with genetics, science indicates changing diet and lifestyle can reduce the prevalence of these illnesses. This course also provides insights on topics ranging from intermittent fasting to protecting immune function. Join us to learn about the powerful role nutrition can play in enhancing health.

Note: The intent of this course is to offer a general educational overview about the topics described. It is not intended to provide diagnoses, medical advice or treatment recommendations. If you are seeking specific medical guidance, please consult with your health-care provider.

+ Is intermittent fasting a viable alternative for cancer prevention?
+ Can vitamins, minerals, botanicals or supplements prevent heart disease?
+ Is a low-carbohydrate diet the best plan for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes?
+ Is coconut oil a heart-healthy fat?
+ What roles do weight and body composition have in prevention and management of chronic disease?
+ How does diet affect immunity?
+ What role can communities play in ensuring equity and access to high-quality food?

+ Department of Kinesiology, Rice University


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Section Title
The Nutrition Prescription: Disease Prevention and Management
Online, fixed date
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Oct 05, 2020 to Nov 09, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Synchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
* non-credit $210.00
Section Notes

This course will be held online in a synchronous format.  Access information will be sent prior to the course start date.

Refund Policy
A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.