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380.740.81 NUTRITION PROGRAMS, POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES: THE IMPACT ON MATERNAL, CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: David Paige
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
Description:

Addresses nutrition programs, policies, and politics in the US, and their impact on economically disadvantaged mothers, children, and families. Defines and explores food insecurity. Examines nutrition programs directed at high-risk populations. Reviews the administrative and political considerations of nutrition programs and discusses the nutritional impact on health, growth and development. Discusses corporate and commercial interests, their role in shaping the political discussion and their impact on food and nutrition policy.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the historical basis for domestic nutrition policy and programs directed at economically disadvantaged women, infants, children, and families.
Describe the politics of nutrition supplementation programs in the United States
Define nutritional risk and food insecurity to understand the basis for characterizing individuals as food insecure, hungry, obese and malnourished; and to more accurately assess nutritional risk, and target public health interventions.
Assess the efficacy and limitations of major nutrition programs
Describe how political entities can impact public health nutrition programs directed at pregnant women, children and families
Explain the intersection of nutrition, policy and politics.

Methods of Assessment: 15% Participation Complete and discuss readings through live-talk or discussion list-serve; 85% Final Exam
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: None
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail