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1 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

2 Mediterranean diet and lifestyle Course focus and objectives Apicius – our partner in Florence Experiences in and around Tuscany Apartments Costs and application

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4 Eating and lifestyle experience

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6 Dine leisurely

7 Simple, fresh food

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12 After a two year loan to the United States, Michelangelo's David is being returned to Italy

13 His proud sponsors were:

14 Study Abroad in Italy: Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle Farm to Table – Sustainable Food December 28, 2013 – January 18, 2014 NUTR_S 3131 Three credits Program website:

15 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.

16 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

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24 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

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40 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.

41 Travel Excursions in Chianti area, Emilia Romagna region, Cinque Terre, Luca and Pisa. Free days on January 1, 4, 5, 11, 12.

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47 Cost Estimated program costs MU Educational Fees for 3 Credits: $822 MU Information Technology Fees for 3 Credits: $38 MU Human Environmental Sciences Course Fees for 3 Credits: $129 MU Study Abroad Administrative Fee: $75 Program Fee: $3,200 Total Program Costs: $4,264 Additional Costs: Round Trip Airfare (estimated):$1000 Personal Expenses (estimated): $500 Total Additional Costs: $1,500 Final Cost: $5,764

48 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,

49 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

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