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HSN706 - Food Policy and Public Health

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Mark Lawrence

Contact hours:

All content available in Cloud (online)

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. 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

Understanding how the food system is shaped by policy, politics and food regulation is a fundamental skill for nutritionists and public health nutritionists. This unit focuses on understanding how policy, politics, and evidence affect how we approach important nutritional issues such as healthy eating, food security and sustainability, obesity and other chronic diseases and how we manage them at a population level. Applied case studies investigating topical food policy, politics and evidence issues are used to illustrate these concepts in action, for example current policy activities to protect food security and sustainability, the latest developments associated with Dietary Guidelines, Food Selection Guides and Nutrient reference Values, as well as food regulation related to food fortification and food labelling.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (3000 words) 60%

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