Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
    
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 002 - Ramen, Fast Food, Chips. Oh My!: Eating Clean in College?


Lower division
Remote
TTh, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


It is no surprise that when googling “What do college students eat?”, the lists include packaged foods that are void of micronutrients such as Ramen, mac n’ cheese, pizza, chips, and fast food. Research on the topic also indicates that many young adults often eat breakfast foods such as cereal at all times of day, use coffee as an energy source and/or eat snacks instead of meals.  While these foods tend to be convenient and are often marketed as nutritious, this is not always the case, but that does not mean that eating a clean diet requires giving up these foods.

A healthy food lifestyle begins with clean ingredients and knowing which foods help rather than harm one’s body. Class demonstrations will show that it is possible to eat nutritionally rich and energizing food while keeping one’s budget of time and money in mind. We will learn what it means to eat healthy in theory and in practice with or without dietary restrictions. We will explore time-efficient, budget-conscious food that is from scratch as well as work on individualized meal planning and budgeting resources while exploring topics such as: indicators / signs of food sensitivities, how to read food labels and how to translate unhealthy ingredients which are often disguised.

Demo Recipe Sneak Peek: wholesome breakfasts such as smoothies, overnight chia pudding, overnight oats, energy balls, affordable protein bars, fresh & nourishing 1-pot meals, simple snacks & decadent desserts. Fees will cover costs of recipe demos as well as provide student care packages of nourishing snack foods.

PLEASE NOTE: This course will include the topics of food inclusivity as well as allergy consciousness and therefore foods will be gluten-free. Students who tolerate gluten will be able to use the concepts learned in class as well. This course is appropriate for all eating styles from vegan to paleo.
 

Instructor(s): Filomena Borges

Email:  fborges@stmarys-ca.edu

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  None

Course Fee:  75

Instructor(s): Filomena Borges

Email:  fborges@stmarys-ca.edu

Credits: .25



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