HSN706 - Food Policy and Public Health

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

H511, H517, H616 and H714 students: enrol via Cloud (online) mode only.

H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Other Postgraduate students who wish to enrol in this unit:

If you are enrolled in an on-campus course, you can enrol in the on-campus unit offering and you will need to request a manual enrolment from your Student Adviser.

If you are enrolled in a Cloud course, you need to enrol into the Cloud unit offering.





Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus

All students: Online and collaborative learning activities.

Campus: 5 x 2 hour seminars

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Cloud (Online): 5 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminars


Food policy affects the structure and operation of food systems and is essential to help protect and promote public health. This unit focuses on the core food policy reference standards (Dietary Guidelines, food selection guides, Nutrient Reference Values) and how food policy and its interventions can by developed, implemented and evaluated to achieve these reference standards. Food has health, economic, social and cultural meanings and consequently food policy often is contested and political - the unit explores the role of evidence and politics in food policy-making. Topical food policy case studies are used to illustrate these concepts, for example policy activities to: protect food security and promote healthy and sustainable diets; prevent obesity and other chronic diseases; and protect public health in food regulation related to food fortification and food labelling.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (3000 words) 60%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

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