This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, practical working knowledge of nutrition research, as well as to develop students' ability to understand and interpret scientific research and to communicate professionally in both written and spoken formats. The class will include lectures, class discussions in which relevant scholarly articles will be reviewed, and individual presentations. Students will explore a variety of writing forms commonly used in the fields of nutrition and public health. They will develop and enhance their research interpretation and writing skills in order to communicate written messages effectively with various audiences. They will also practice professional oral presentation skills.