About Me

Education: B.S., University of California at Davis (Nutrition); M.S. The Pennsylvania State University (Nutrition)

Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists)

I have been teaching at De Anza College since 1991.  Early in my professional life, I worked as a WIC Nutritionist (Women, Infants and Children, a federally funded program) and as a research nutritionist at UCLA. I was a consultant at The Health Research and Studies Center in Los Altos from 1991 until it closed in 2007 where I coordinated research studies involving nutrition and health.  I was the nutritionist at the El Camino YMCA in Mountain View for many years.

I teach my students that food is not the enemy. We do not have to choose between eating delicious -- but unhealthy -- food OR eating healthy -- but not so delicious -- food. We CAN enjoy our food without sacrificing good health.

Classes I Teach

Spring 2024

47796BIOL 4550ZIntroduction to Human Nutrition
48754BIOL 4551ZIntroduction to Human Nutrition
48787NUTR 1003ZContemporary Nutrition
48786NUTR 1050ZContemporary Nutrition
48788NUTR 62G01ZDieting (Sifting Fact from Fiction)

Winter 2024

37766BIOL 4502ZIntroduction to Human Nutrition
38841BIOL 4550ZIntroduction to Human Nutrition
38756NUTR 1001ZContemporary Nutrition
38758NUTR 62G50ZDieting (Sifting Fact from Fiction)

Course Syllabi

All syllabi are provided here in a "liquid", web-based format.  From the Welcome page of you can access the syllabus in a traditional, printable format (as a pdf file)

Winter 2024

  • Biology 45 - Introduction to Human Nutrition, 100% online. Syllabus 
  • Nutrition 10 -  Contemporary Nutrition 100% online. This is an 8-week Accelerated Late Start course  Syllabus
  • Nutrition 62G - Dieting: Sifting Fact From Fiction  100% online. This is an 8-week Accelerated Late Start course Syllabus

Faculty Info

Full-time Faculty



Office: SC1210 (I will not be in my office this quarter)

Phone: 408.864.5576 (I will not be checking my voicemail this quarter). Contact me via e-mail: Milleranna@fhda.edu

Office Hours:

On Zoom only: Mondays and Fridays 11 am - 1 pm, and by appointment

Need Help In Your Classes?

Check out the Student Success Center on campus. It is a wonderful, free, and easy-to-access resource.

Need Help With your Diet?

Resources for Healthy Eating:

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist (RDN)

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