BERKELEY - We've read that eating a diet high in carbohydrates
and low in fat is the best way to lose weight, but we've also
heard the opposite is true. We've been told to drink eight glasses
of water a day, but some doctors now question that advice. The
list goes on.
"Nutrition in the News," one of this fall’s
Freshman Seminars, will help students make sense of conflicting
news articles about various nutrition or diet regimens.
Nancy Hudson, a lecturer in the Department of Nutritional Sciences
& Toxicology in the College of Natural Resources, will use
news clips from around the country in class as well as a local
newspaper’s weekly food section. "Our goal is to
develop critical reading skills," she said. "We'll
be looking at what is being said in these articles and discuss
whether or not it would be worthwhile to change our eating and
drinking habits based upon the facts presented."