OCEANSIDE — MiraCosta College is offering a new nutrition course this fall, Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition, Nutrition 108.This three-unit course examines the regional, ethnic, cultural, religious, historical, and social influences on food patterns, cuisines and health as well as how food is viewed as an expression of cultural diversity. Students discuss, sample, and assess traditional foods of geographic areas and cultures. They also explore geographic factors in food availability, global food issues, dietary habits, religious influences on food culture, and nutrition problems of various ethnic groups. The course also addresses nutrition consequences of ethnic food choices and sanitation and safety practices.
The course will be taught on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:25 p.m., in Room T413 at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. The instructor is Tammy Darke.
No prerequisites are required and the course will be accepted for credit at Cal State University and the University of California.
Fall classes begin Aug. 20. For more information, contact Gail Meinhold at firstname.lastname@example.org.