The first two weeks of class have been spent building a foundation for the course. In the first week, we introduced the course website, defined nutrition terms and concepts via PowerPoint presentations, kept food journals, and learned about African-American dietary habits in the early 20th century.
In week 2, we learned how to read food labels, tried new healthier snacks, learned how to assemble a balanced meal comprised of macro and micronutrients using ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines, and enjoyed lively discussions about food and its effects on our health.
This week, we will review our readings on the dangers of refined sugar and learn how to "unjunk our junk food". The students will analyze their food journals and give oral presentations on what they have learned about their own nutritional habits.