September 2, 2014

Online nutrition course begins Monday, Sept. 15

What should you eat for lunch today? Dinner tonight? Make a commitment to better health by enrolling in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing instructor in Nursing (Nutrition Science) Jamie Pope’s "Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights" course offered through Vanderbilt’s partnership with Coursera, a free, online learning platform.

This is the third offering of this popular MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) with more than 140,000 people from around the world having enrolled in the first two offerings in summer 2013 and earlier this year. Over the course of seven weeks, Pope explores topics such as dietary patterns, nutritional labeling, dietary supplements, nutrition and fitness, plant based diets and food allergies.

All content is backed by science and taught through weekly video segments and optional assignments. Students choose their level of participation and can watch the videos as their schedule allows. The class starts Sept. 15. Learn more and enroll in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle at

The link for students to enroll is