Graduate Course Descriptions

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5477. Food, Health and Politics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comprehensive overview of the factors that influence how our food is grown; what foods are available, affordable, and advertised; and the ensuing public health implications. Examines the history of food production in America, the development of public and private food assistance programs, the fast food movement, and food marketing. Students will explore the political, social, economic and environmental factors that impact food availability and consumption, and discuss the implications of these factors on health outcomes, such as obesity, hunger, chronic diseases, and health disparities.

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