Nutrition Education Program

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This program is an introductory overview of the evidence-based science of nutrition, with a focus on the important role pistachios can play in a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Nutrition is the science of food, beverages and their components (nutrients and other substances), including the relationships to health and disease; processes within the body (ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, functions, and disposal of end products); and the social, economic, cultural, and psychological implications of eating.

This program consists of a glossary of nutrition terms and 10 modules, each with a quiz. Each module should take less than one hour to complete. After reviewing the material in each module and the information contained in the review links, you will be required to successfully complete a quiz before moving on to the next module. A passing score is 13 of 15 correct answers. Questions about the definitions can appear in any of the relevant module quizzes.

Your program instructor is Hope Bilyk, MS, RDN, LDN, a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist who is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, College of Health Professions and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Professor Bilyk is available to answer any questions at

Enjoy the modules!

Module Topic
1 Overview of digestion and metabolism
2 Carbohydrates, with an emphasis on fiber
3 Protein
4 Fats
5 Vitamins
6 Minerals
7 Other biologically active substances
8 Health maintenance
9 Sports nutrition for athletes and fitness enthusiasts
10 The basics of communicating nutrition science

About pistachios and nutrition
While this program will provide highlights about the nutritional content and health benefits of pistachios, details are available through resources from American Pistachio Growers.

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