F&ES 628a/EMD 543/CDE 543 / 2019-2020

Global Aspects of Food and Nutrition

Credits: 3
Fall 2019: M,W, 8:30-9:50, LEPH 115
 

 
The course presents a core topic in global health and development that is at the intersection of science, society, and policy. The course familiarizes students with leading approaches to analyzing the causes of malnutrition in countries around the world and to designing and evaluating nutrition interventions. It covers micronutrient and macronutrient deficiencies; approaches to reducing malnutrition; the cultural, economic, environmental, agricultural, and policy context within which malnutrition exists; and the relationships between common infections and nutritional status.