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222.657.01 Food and Nutrition Policy

International Health
1st term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Rolf Klemm
Course Instructors:

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify food and nutrition problems amenable to policy intervention
  2. define criteria of effective food or nutrition policies
  3. 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.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required