Dec 14, 2018  
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019

BCHS 6231 - PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION

[3 Credits]
This course is designed to provide students with the basic understanding and underlying principals of the determinants and impacts of public health nutrition. The primary mission of the field of public health is to improve health outcomes. This is accomplished by informing, influencing, and motivating individuals, communities, health professionals, special interest groups, policy makers, and the public about important nutrition-related health issues. While this field of public health is ever-evolving, there are several core concepts which require an in-depth understanding to design a meaningful public health nutrition campaign. This course will teach the fundamental components of public health nutrition, including theoretical approaches, social and community health issues, nutritional assessment, public health nutrition strategies for intervention, food choices, over- and under-nutrition, as well as planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health nutrition interventions.