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|Unit chair:||M Lawrence (B)|
HSN101 or HSN102
1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 6 x 1 hour tutorials per trimester
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of how food policy affects the different components of the food system, including food production, processing and marketing. Food policy is becoming increasingly important due to its role in healthy eating, food supply and climate change, cost of food and obesity prevention. The unit also examines food regulation. Food regulation is used by governments to safeguard the community against potential adverse developments in the food system and is also a particularly powerful policy tool that can be used to promote public health outcomes by determining the composition and labelling of food products. Case studies including vitamin and mineral fortification/food labelling, functional foods and the use of health claims on food products, and obesity prevention will be reviewed.
Class presentation and individual report (1500 words) 40%, examination (2 hours) 60%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.