Food Science and Human Nutrition offers new classes for professionals

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is offering three short courses in spring 2011 for people without formal food science degrees.

“The classes are for professional development,” said Marla Todd, Assistant Director of Advancement for the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

The classes are for people without formal food science degrees.

The topics of the courses will include food chemistry and composition; food microbiology and safety; and nutrition for health and wellness. All three courses will be taught at an introductory level and will meet three to four times each.

The courses are scheduled at the following dates and times.

FSHN 199 – Elementary Food Chemistry and Composition

Mondays: Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, and Feb. 14; 6 to 9 p.m.

FSHN 199 – Elementary Food Microbiology and Safety

Mondays: Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, and Mar. 14; 6 to 9 p.m.

FSHN 199 – Elementary Nutrition for Health and Wellness

Mondays: Apr. 4, 11, and 18; 6 to 9 p.m.

Each course will consist of 9 to 10 hours of live online synchronous course instruction via Elluminate technology, allowing course participants to access the session with an Internet connection.

Students may choose to enroll in a single course or all three. They will receive a certificate upon the completion of the courses. Enrollment in each course is limited to 35 participants.

More information about the Food Science and Human Nutrition Foundations Courses, including enrollment instructions, is available at www.fshn.illinois.edu/foundations. Interested individuals may also contact Dawn Bohn, Director of Off-Campus Programs in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, at 217-333-0881 or [email protected]