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BSHM 6022 Food Policy and Food Security in the 21st Century (Fall and Spring)



Course Description:

This course will provide an understanding of one of the most compelling public health challenges we face – hunger, malnourishment, and food security in the US. We will explore the social, economic, political and growing environmental causes of hunger by studying the history and the current status of our food policies and our food and agricultural systems and predictions for future trends. Examples will be offered of some of the most promising developments in the field. We will consider the role of the public health professional in these endeavors using models of individual and societal behavior change.