222.654.01 FOOD, CULTURE, AND NUTRITION
Introduces the bio-cultural influences on nutrition and their relevance to international and domestic public health research and programs. Topics include theoretical and methodological issues in nutritional anthropology, an overview of social scientific contributions to nutrition focusing on cultural perspectives of infant feeding, social impacts on under- and overnutrition, comparisons of Eastern and Western traditions of nutrition and the role of nutritional anthropology in the development of public health interventions.
By the end of the course, students will: 1) understand the significance of culture as it relates to food behavior and nutritional status in contemporary human populations; 2) understand how culture interacts conceptually with other aspects of human existence (behavior, social, historical, economic, etc.); 3) be familiar with some of the main theoretical approaches that have been used to guide nutrition interventions; and 4) be able to apply cultural and behavioral information to the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition intervention programs.
- Monday 1:30 - 3:20
- Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20