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HSN706 - Food Policy and Public Health

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Mark Lawrence





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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 task 1: Assignment (3000 words) 60%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

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.

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