Food, Health and Society
This course is being changed to expand the course depth and to add knowledge and skill sets appropriate to an
upper division course. This course will use assignments and class time to promote critical analysis of societal factors
affecting food, nutrition, and health.
The following changes are proposed:
1) change course level from 1000 to 3000;
2) revise course description;
3) revise course objectives;
4) revise methods of evaluation;
5) change textbooks and journals.
New Course Description:
This course is an analysis of how social, psychological, cultural, historical, political, and ecological factors impact food,
nutrition, and society. Students will gain an understanding of the U.S. food system and how the food system structure
and function affects societal health. The course will also discuss how food globalization impacts health. Emphasis
will be given to understanding how food-related social factors impact nutrition and dietetics practice.