Study Abroad in Italy: Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle Farm to Table – Sustainable Food Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Ann Cohen, MS, RD, LD Candy Gabel, MS, RD, LD
Mediterranean diet and lifestyle • Course focus and objectives • Apicius – our partner in Florence • Experiences in and around Tuscany • Apartments • Costs and application
After a two year loan to the United States,Michelangelo's David is being returned to Italy
Study Abroad in Italy: Mediterranean Diet and LifestyleFarm to Table – Sustainable Food • December 28, 2013 – January 18, 2014 • NUTR_S 3131 • Three credits • Program website: http://extension.missouri.edu/hes/italy/
Course objectives: • 1. Identify the ways foods are produced, marketed, and consumed in Italy as compared to the U.S. • 2. Contrast social, cultural, and environmental influences on food acquisition, storage, and preparation in Italy with those in the U.S. • 3. Evaluate public policies and practices related to food, nutrition, and health in Italy as compared to the U.S.
Classroom presentations and experiences • Explore health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle • Discuss farm to table sustainable food practices • Prepare and taste foods of the Mediterranean
Out of classroom experiences • Visit fresh food markets, pasta, cheese, wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar producers and a school food service • Walk throughout Florence and in the Cinque Terrre
Expectations • Participation in all classes and excursions • Behavior: Representative of the University of Missouri and guest in Italy • Class presentations, group discussions and quizzes in Italy; reflection portfolio on return to US.
Travel • Excursions in Chianti area, Emilia Romagna region, Cinque Terre, Luca and Pisa. • Free days on January 1, 4, 5, 11, 12.
Financial Aid • Financial aid that is typically available for regular classes at MU should apply to the cost of the program: • Curators Scholarship • Bright-Flight • MU Grant • Other MU scholarships • Additional grants, loans or scholarships may be available to offset the extra costs incurred on this program. • For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 11 Jesse Hall, 882-7506.
Application Submit the following application materials to Deb Garrett, Room 340H Bond Life Sciences Center: • Course proposal form- Approval to study abroad from your advisor • Application form • Deposit. A non-refundable $100 deposit payable to University of Missouri to hold a place in the program. Return deposit and forms to Room 340H Bond Life Sciences Center by October 18, 2013