This course explores the manifold physiological, nutritional, behavioral, and sociocultural factors mediating why we eat, what we eat, and how we eat. Topics covered in the course include sensory systems and eating experience, biological mechanisms of hunger and satiety, social influence over food consumption, stress and comfort foods, eating and health, and maladaptive eating behaviors. Section meetings provide opportunities for in-depth discussion of contemporary material as well as participation in individual and group projects.
Harvard Division of Continuing Education
Harvard Extension School
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