In our last English class for dieticians we watched two highly interesting TED talks: Peter Attis on Obesity and Diabetes and Sarah Hellberg’s talk at a TEDx conference at Purdue University (Reversing Type 2 Diabetes).
This post was written for an English course I gave for dieticians at the MHH. I decided to keep it here, as I find the issues discussed to be of general interest.
In this post I have listed some of the internet resources and literature I have read and looked at myself and would and can recommend for anybody interested in going into the issues of food and health more deeply. It is, of course, an incomprehensive list and totally selective.
There are loads of pages specifically interesting for dieticians. One is an American magazine:Today’s Dietician. We read one article from this website that was, admittedly, a little difficult. Nevertheless I would recommend students of nutrition, diet and health to browse through this website, especially the articles archive. Continue reading
I asked my students to keep a vocabulary book. The following is a list of words one of them noted down that I have copied here. It reflects the topics we talked about. In following posts I will try to bring some order into this random list and describe the contexts in which they occurred thereby summarizing our course.
A documentary about the ill effects of artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, can be watched in full length on youtube.