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Community Nutrition
COMMUN NUTR
CLASS CODE: HFED 410 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introduction to public health nutrition. A review of national nutrition monitoring systems, policy development, program planning and food programs.
DESCRIPTION: An introduction to public health nutrition. A review of national nutrition monitoring systems, policy development, program planning and food programs.
TOPICS: Introduction to community nutrition; Role of public health in American communities; An epidemiological approach to assessing nutritional status; Public health care and nutritional services; The policymaking process and nutritional services; Implementing change in the nutritional behavior of communities; Maternal and infant - nutrition assessment, services and programs; Children - nutritional assessment, services and programs; Adolescents - nutritional assessment, services and programs; Adult needs and nutrition programs; Elderly adult needs and nutrition programs; Clients with special needs and nutrition programs; Domestic hunger and food assistance programs; International nutrition issues
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to:
1. List the types of prevention efforts and levels of intervention.
2. Describe the major health objectives for the nation.
3. Discuss methods of assessing health status and current health promotion/disease prevention guidelines.
4. Describe the policymaking progress, how laws and regulations are developed and summarize the importance of policymaking to nutritionists working in the community.
5. Describe current trends affecting the cost and delivery of health care.
6. Describe eligibility requirements and services provided to recipients by Medicare and Medicaid.
7. Explain the significance and relevance of alternative nutrition/health care to nutrition professionals.
8. Describe the relationship of nutrition research and nutrition monitoring to US national nutrition policy.
9. Communicate the current status of food security in the United States and describe actions that individuals can take to eliminate food insecurity.
10. Describe current status and issues related to United States food assistance programs.
11. Describe status of world food security and the purpose and goals of recent international food policy initiatives.
REQUIREMENTS: Term paper and class assignments; Exams
PREREQUISITES: HFED 100, HFED 200
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001