Nutritional Cooking 

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nutritional Cooking 

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Culinary Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Three semesters of culinary arts or dietetics/nutrition coursework and Cooking Light: Contemporary Techniques for Health Living, or equivalent. Unofficial transcript submission required

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course offers a survey and classification of macro and micro nutrients for the development and analysis of nutritionally balanced meals. Students will learn the fundamentals of metabolism and digestion to apply nutritional concepts to a wide variety of ingredients utilized in satisfying dishes that respect nutritional values. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of special dietary requirements depending on special dietary needs or ethical choices. Raw foodism, vegetarian and vegan diets, as well as alternatives to guarantee a balanced nutritional intake will be thoroughly covered. The course provides students with the tools to design meals on a seasonal basis following the principles of healthy cooking. This class includes experiential learning with CEMI.

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