Discoveries and Concepts in Nutrition

Meet the Faculty

Deborah Fetter

Dr. Fetter teaches Nutrition 10V and Nutrition 10, in addition to conducting research on education and pedagogy. She is passionate about helping people, especially with guiding students to make healthier nutrition and lifestyle choices. She also aspires to help bridge the gap between the science community and general public through teaching and writing about nutrition in an engaging and relatable way.

During her graduate studies, Dr. Fetter was extensively involved with her favorite class, Nutrition 10. Most recently, she worked with Dr. Liz Applegate as an integral member of the development team for the fully online version of Nutrition 10, called Nutrition 10V, and instructed the class during its initial launch.

Debbie also holds a B.S. in Nutrition Science from the University of California, Davis. In her free time, she enjoys running and taking kickboxing classes. She is an advocate for “variety in moderation” and believes that in a healthy diet there’s always room for a piece of cheese.

Created by Elizabeth Applegate

Discoveries and Concepts in Nutrition

NUT 010V
Spring Quarter 2018
UC Davis, NUT 010V
4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units

Nutrition as a science; historical development of nutrition concepts; properties of nutrients and foods. Not open for credit to students who have taken an upper division course in nutrition.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 23, 2018
Registration ends: Jan 6, 2019

First day of instruction: Jan 7, 2019
Last day of instruction: Mar 15, 2019


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.


Deborah Fetter