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HSN309 - Food Policy and Regulation

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Julie Woods

Prerequisite:

HSN101 or HSN102

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 5 x 1 hour seminars per trimester

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of how food policy and regulation affects the different components of the food system, including food production, processing, marketing, consumption and nutritional health. Food policy is critically important for public health due to its role in food security and sustainability, healthy eating and obesity prevention. The unit also examines food regulation. Food regulation is used by governments to protect the public against potential risks associated with developments in the food system and is also a particularly powerful policy tool for promoting public health benefits by determining the composition and labelling of food products. Case studies including food fortification and food labelling, food security and sustainability and obesity prevention will be reviewed.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Report (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Lawrence M. 2013. Food Fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food. Oxford University Press, London

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