Course: Food and Nutrition Policy

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Session Topic Activites

1

Course Introduction and Overview: Policy Definition, Framework, Food & Nutrition Problems, Principles/constructs

Lecture

2

US Food & Nutrition Policies-The Actors, Structures & Instruments: FDA & USDA, Dietary Guidelines & Food Labels

Lecture

3

Methods of Evaluating Food & Nutrition Policies: How do we assess costs in relation to effect and benefit, and against alternative programs?
Guest Lecturer: Kevin Frick, PhD

Lecture

4

US Food & Nutrition Policies-Ideal vs. Reality: US Food Industry, Agricultural Policy, Food Availability, Consumer Demand and Impact on Dietary Choices

Lecture

5

US Food & Nutrition Policies - Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Guest Lecturer: David Paige, MD

Lecture

6

Developing Country Policies: Food Aid
Guest Lecturer: Bruce Cogill, PhD

Lecture

7

Developing Country Policies: International, Bilateral and National Agencies and Policy Instruments
Lecturer: Keith P. West, Jr., PhD

Lecture

8

Student Presentations, Course Summary, and Course Evaluation

Student Presentations