Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well

Podcast-style audio course - 16 Topics & CDs
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Vanderbilt University
Audio Download + Subscription
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Audio Download + Subscription
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Includes Free Study Guide

Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well

Podcast-style audio course - 16 Topics & CDs
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Vanderbilt University
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Audio Sample:

Join the award-winning professor who literally wrote the textbook on nutrition. In this course, Jamie Pope—a New York Times bestselling author, leading nutritionist, registered dietitian, and professor at Vanderbilt—answers your questions and clears up misconceptions.

Food fuels and nourishes your body, providing the nutrients needed for survival and preventing lifestyle-related diseases. You make over 200 decisions about food a day: What you choose to eat, how much you eat, what you add to foods, where and when you eat, and more. But making the right decisions can be difficult.

Modeled after her popular nutrition course, Prof. Pope’s lecture series introduces listeners to the foundations of nutrition. You’ll learn to separate the wheat from the chaff among nutrition claims and find answers to a cornucopia of questions. What is a healthy diet? Can you trust claims on food labels? How do your nutrition needs change as you age? Should you take supplements, eat more pla

Audio Sample:

Join the award-winning professor who literally wrote the textbook on nutrition. In this course, Jamie Pope—a New York Times bestselling author, leading nutritionist, registered dietitian, and professor at Vanderbilt—answers your questions and clears up misconceptions.

Food fuels and nourishes your body, providing the nutrients needed for survival and preventing lifestyle-related diseases. You make over 200 decisions about food a day: What you choose to eat, how much you eat, what you add to foods, where and when you eat, and more. But making the right decisions can be difficult.

Modeled after her popular nutrition course, Prof. Pope’s lecture series introduces listeners to the foundations of nutrition. You’ll learn to separate the wheat from the chaff among nutrition claims and find answers to a cornucopia of questions. What is a healthy diet? Can you trust claims on food labels? How do your nutrition needs change as you age? Should you take supplements, eat more plant foods, or adopt a low-carb diet?

Following the best scientific evidence and dietary guidance, this course will help you understand the essential concepts and vocabulary of nutrition. You’ll gain tools and strategies to sift through the information and claims that bombard you when you surf the internet, walk down a supermarket aisle, or even gather with family and friends.

In 16 easily digestible lectures, you will become a more informed consumer, more discerning cook, and better judge of what you see in the media and on food product labels.

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Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN, is a leading expert on nutrition and an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. The textbook she co-authored, Nutrition for a Changing World, is used by more than 140 universities across the United States. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses into a massive open online course, attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world and earning her an Innovation in Teaching Award. Prof. Pope is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the coauthor of several popular press books, including The T-Factor Fat Gram Counter, which remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than three years. She has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. Prof. Pope has also served in several corporate positions as a nutrition consultant and media representative.

Praise for Jamie Pope

“Jamie Pope produces excellent and engaging nutrition education materials. Her stellar video and print content on nutrition education is utilized across multiple academic majors at our university. I highly recommend her course.”
– Prof. Teresa Johnson, Troy University Dept. of Kinesiology & Health Promotion

“Jamie Pope is a talented, dynamic educator who takes a wide variety of complex topics in nutrition and makes them understandable to learners. There is a reason so many of us consider her to be such a reliable expert in the field of nutrition.”
– Daniel Muñoz, M.D, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“Jamie Pope is on a mission to take evidence based nutrition to the universe! She is a masters-prepared, registered dietitian with a vision for a healthier world. As a food and nutrition expert, Jamie is changing the way individuals think about food and make food choices. Jamie is highly skilled in translating the evidence-based science of food and nutrition in such practical, personal and memorable ways that you can almost ‘taste it.’”
– Dianne Killebrew, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“Jamie Pope is an award-winning nutrition professional, author and leader. While her expertise excels in the areas of obesity research, weight management, health promotion, and heart disease prevention, Ms. Pope is recognized as an expert in numerous other areas in the broad field of nutrition. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, she was recognized as a pioneer in the use of distance learning technologies to reach others with evidenced-based nutrition information.”
– Marilyn Holmes, Vanderbilt University, Associate Director of Recreation and Wellness

  • Navigating Nutrition: Introduction
  • Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe, Part 1
  • Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe, Part 2
  • The Low-Down on Fats
  • Protein: How Much Is Enough?
  • Vital Vitamins, Part 1
  • Vital Vitamins, Part 2
  • Mighty Minerals, Part 1
  • Wonderful Water and Mighty Minerals, Part 2
  • Just What Is a “Healthy Diet?”
  • Is There a “Best” Diet?
  • Navigating Nutrition Labels and Claims on Food Labels
  • Dietary Supplements: To Take or Not to Take, That Is the Question
  • Plant-Based Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Aging
  • Course Wrap-Up, Concluding Thoughts, and FAQs

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