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NUTR306 Advanced Culinary Nutrition Science

Unit rationale, description and aim

Special diets are not a new phenomenon yet in recent years the perceived and real need for foods for special diets has increased dramatically. Through a contemporary analysis of the place of special diets within our modern foodscape this unit builds on NUTR306 Advanced Culinary Nutrition Science and facilitates students’ critical examination of popular and evidence-based diets for the maintenance of health and treatment of disease. Students will be expected to develop menu, food and specialist ingredient knowledge, understanding of special diet food regulations and food service standards and utilise their food planning, preparation and cooking skills to prepare a range of foods to meet the requirements of specific diets. This unit aims to assist students develop the ability to evaluate the theoretical and practical elements of contemporary diets and communicate this to an audience in an engaging and influential format.

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