Food and Nutrition
Family Studies @ Fraser
Why Study Food and Nutrition?
All of us must eat and drink to live, and do so daily to obtain the energy and nutrients we need for growth and health, and to enjoy the social and cultural experiences we strongly associate with food. However, many people in our society lack a factual understanding of healthy eating and instead believe false “science”, fad diets, and are mislead by dubious health claims. This is a growing concern as the world is facing an obesity epidemic and there is growing instances of diet related diseases. People are also becoming more concerned about a number of food related issues, including food safety, genetically modified foods and biotechnology, impact on the environment, globalization of food, and world hunger.
Courses Available @ Fraser
HFN 2O0 - Food and Nutrition
There are many opportunities for experiential learning. Students will participate in food labs throughout the semester (everything from cookies, to pizza, to cupcakes) as well as menu planning challenges and healthy food product promotion.
HFC 3E0 - Food and Culture
This course is brand new at John Fraser. Students will participate in food labs through out the semester exploring foods from around the world. Other experiential learning opportunities will be provided.
HFA 4U0/4C0 - Nutrition and Health
Students will participate in food labs throughout the semester as well as present food science experiments (and make ice cream), make a can salsa, and compete again classmates in the Iron Chef competition.
HFL 4E0 - Food and Healthy Living
This course is brand new at John Fraser. Students will participate in food labs through out the semester. There is also the potential for outreach in the community to promote food and healthy living.