Spotlight on the Applied Nutrition Trends & Issues Student Blog
One of the goals of the online nutrition masters degree at UNE Online is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the field of nutrition. We do this by advancing knowledge and expanding skills that promote excellence and innovation in all areas of nutrition practice. The program also fosters an emphasis on evidence-based best practices to support the wellbeing and health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities through education, research, and service.
One of the ways our students in the Applied Nutrition program demonstrate thought leadership and expand their skills in the field of nutrition is through blogging.
Transferring skill sets
Authoring scholarly papers is a skill that students in the University of New England Online’s MS in Applied Nutrition hone throughout their entire program. Scientific papers are essential to the cause of advancing knowledge and are something that nutrition professionals enjoy reading, but they’re not necessarily user-friendly or appealing to a wider audience.
The general public does not relate well to long, formal discourses that include multiple references and pages of writing. Being able to translate scientific literature into a format that is attractive to laypeople is a valuable skill set in today’s nutrition field. One of the outcomes of the MS in Applied Nutrition is being able to give valid and relatable nutrition guidance, and as such, effective communication is key.
Online nutrition masters degree
The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online is a 36 credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two years. It is 100% online, with no campus visits required, and no GRE is required for admission.
The students in the UNE Master of Science in Applied Nutrition online course “Trends and Issues in Nutrition and Global Food Systems” (APN 601) are tasked with choosing a controversial topic in nutrition and combing the literature to find scholarly work to help inform a position paper.
Approachable research and analysis
This blog is the result of students’ efforts to research and effectively synthesize scientific works into a straightforward, appealing format. By condensing their scholarly papers and transforming the information into a blog post that is readable and eye catching, this blog is designed to be easily read and understood by the general public.
Trends and Issues in Nutrition and Global Food Systems (APN 601)
Current trends and issues relating to nutrition, food, and food products are examined. Topics may include the organic movement, nutrition and health related product trends in modern society, food and the economy, food politics and food labeling. Global food systems and trends will be explored.
Socio-cultural and socioeconomic impacts on food behaviors and health will be discussed. Students will apply course concepts to their practice and/or area of study and expertise.
Current trends and issues relating to nutrition, food, and food products will be examined. Global food systems and trends will be explored as well as socio-cultural and socioeconomic impacts on food behaviors and health will be discussed. Students will apply course concepts to their practice and/or area of study and expertise.
Nutrition topics covered
The Applied Nutrition student blog covers relevant nutrition issues such as:
- What if Nutrition Could Treat Mental Illness? by Justin Gatti
- Confused by Food Labels? Is That the Goal of Some Food Manufacturers? by Joanne Toone
- The Impact of the Modern Diet on Health and Chronic Diseases by Zouhour Jichi
- Extra Fries or Exercise by David Troelsch
- Conflicts of Interest in Food Research—What Does That Mean? by Andrea Hall
- Childhood Obesity Impacting their Emotional Health? by Deborah McWilliams
Go to the blog to explore many, many more blog posts that address various facts and trends in the field of nutrition. It is important to note that the views contained in the blog are not necessarily endorsed by the program or university.
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