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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration & Health
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL ...

NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp. Douglas Casa, head of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and athletic trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers explain what NFL players must do to stay hydrated and replenish the essential nutrients needed to maintain good health during rigorous practices. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Chemistry
Physics
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NBC Learn
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Science of NFL Football
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National Football League
National Science Foundation
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Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food, Fall 2008
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" "What people do with food is an act that reveals how ...

" "What people do with food is an act that reveals how they construe the world." - Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook If you are what you eat, what are you? Food is at once the stuff of life and a potent symbol; it binds us to the earth, to our families, and to our cultures. In this class, we explore many of the fascinating issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. We read essays by Toni Morrison, Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, and others on such topics as family meals, eating as an "agricultural act" (Berry), slow food, and food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M. F. K. Fisher). We will also read Pollan's most recent book, In Defense of Food, and discuss the issues it raises as well as its rhetorical strategies. Assigned essays will grow out of memories and the texts we read, and may include personal narrative as well as essays that depend on research. Revision of essays and workshop review of writing in progress are an important part of the class. Each student will make one oral presentation in this class."

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Boiko, Karen