Instructor: Michael Fox

Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 15th to Oct. 6th

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Hope Lutheran Church

We will begin with a review of basic nutrition concepts including carbohydrates, fats, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This will provide a platform to discuss standard nutrition recommendations and the prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases. We will also sort out some of the conflicting information in the media and published literature related to health issues and aging. With this foundation, we will explore the ways different foods and their associated properties can promote overall health. In particular, we will cover the role of gut health and the gut microbiome, the glycemic index, and inflammation.

Class Format: lecture and discussion

Readings: TBD

Instructor Bio: Michael Fox is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a M.S. in Health and Human Development. A former adjunct professor at MSU, Fox has worked on projects related to insulin sensitivity, Montana lentils, and the global seafood system. He specializes in diabetes management and plant-based nutrition at his nutrition consulting firm, Nourish.



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