Food and Wellness

Course Code: WELE 5004

Academic Year: 2019-2020

Healthy eating is a cornerstone of preventive health and is common challenge for those seeking to improve general health and wellness. In this practicum, students investigate eating habits and barriers to healthy eating; they discuss Canada's food guide and credible nutrition resources, and also build planning and preparation skills for quick and healthy meals, and adapting recipes to include healthy substitutions. Students get hands-on experience in meal-planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation strategies and cooking quality food to build health and enjoyment. This applied course unravels some of the hype, commercialism and misconception surrounding food and wellness, such that students can apply their learning to their coaching practice.