This course is designed to provide a sound scientific, evidence-based basis on how to read and review the health/wellnessliterature with special emphasis on nutrition-related literature/studies. Overview and strengths/weaknesses of major types of research designs including statistical data basics will be included.

This course will cover the basic theories of behavior change in individuals as well as populations. Information on how these theories can be applied and used to change health-related behavior will also be included. The technique, practice and use of motivational interviewing skills will be included as well.