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HSN308 - Food, Nutrition and Society

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Georgie Russell





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Contact hours:

5 x 0.5 hour online recorded classes per trimester and 5 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester


This unit aims to provide an understanding of the social context of food behaviour and its relevance to nutrition education. Topics covered in the unit are: introduction to the history of food, consideration of the variety of social influences on food behaviours (including beliefs, religion, culture, gender, age, body image, media and marketing, and the food environment); and practical applications for understanding and changing eating behaviours.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (1000 words) plus infographic 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Two cloud (online) multiple choice tests (5% each) 10%

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