Nutrition is a well-established scientific discipline, yet confusion about nutrition abounds in social and mainstream media. With guidance from dietitian Roberta Anding, learn to improve the quality of your choices at the table and cut through misinformation and health fraud. The course provides an overview of key nutrition topics, including nutritional needs, weight management, dietary supplements, and the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease. It also examines the evidence (or lack of evidence) behind some of today’s most popular diets and explores the impact of exercise on energy metabolism and weight management. In addition, we consider emerging insights from current nutritional research. Enhance your nutritional savvy in this timely, health-promoting course.


  • Health fraud and misinformation—what it is and how to spot it
  • Dietary supplements—the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Nutrition needs—calories and macronutrients
  • Nutrition and disease prevention
  • Weight management and the role of body composition
  • Nutrition, fitness and disease management

Co-sponsor: Department of Kinesiology, Rice University



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Section Title
Nutrition for Health and Fitness
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Mar 25, 2020 to May 06, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $210.00
Section Notes
Class skips April 8.

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.