It's really very easy to prepare nutritious, healthy meals if you know the basics of nutrition. The information that has been disseminated to the public, even by the USDA, over the last thirty years, has been fraught with errors. And that information keeps changing, such as which fats are good for you, and what percentages and types of carbohydrates and protein people should have in their daily diets. This course will address all of these controversies by providing the latest, most definitive nutritional research findings. Students will also learn very practical information, such as how to be savvy shoppers at the food store and be able to intelligently read packaged food labels from a nutrition standpoint; the concept of food-as-medicine, and how to prepare their own nutritious and delicious recipes at home.