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Department: International Health
Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Rolf Klemm
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
  • Rolf Klemm
  • Keith West

Examines major governmental, bilateral, and multilateral agency food and nutrition policies and programs that directly or indirectly affect 1) the availability and quality of food and 2) the health and nutrition of populations. Examples are drawn from developing and developed countries. Discussions are led by faculty and guest lecturers with diverse experience in developing and implementing food and nutrition policies.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
identify food and nutrition problems amenable to policy intervention
define criteria of effective food or nutrition policies
critique a specific food and/or nutrition policy with respect to its evidence-base, adequacy of implementation, nutritional impact and forces which hinder or help the implementation of the specific policy

Methods of Assessment: Based on class participation and term paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail