DSC 601

Global Health and Nutrition Politics and Policies


Global health and nutrition politics and policies have an impact on how communities thrive. This course provides students with an overview of the history, legal, political, and social events that shape our food supply and global health. Students will gain an understanding of how national, corporate, and global policies affect food distribution, quality, and safety. Information about sustainability, food and farming policies, food transportation, food distribution, food fortification, food security, food sovereignty, and international food policies are covered. Students gain an understanding of how the World Food Organizations and American policies and laws impact food safety issues and impact global food harmonization policies. This course examines the real costs of food policies and how corporations affect the quantity and quality of world food.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The Global and National Food Supply
  • Food Politics
  • Food Sustainability
  • Corporate Foods
  • Food Security

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate food distribution and sustainability, food sovereignty and farming technology, and food fortification.

  • Assess the effect of policies on food corporations and farmers on food supply and quality.

  • Examine sustainable agriculture.

  • Interpret federal policies impact on food safety issues.

  • Evaluate world hunger issues.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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