Sustainability and the Food Consumer

Course Details

Course Number
NUTC 263
Associated Faculty

Course Description

Every day, we make numerous choices about what to eat - and what not to eat. How do consumers and households make these choices, and how can the environments in which we make these choices be shaped to enhance sustainability without sacrificing our health or enjoyment of food? In this course we draw upon insights from economics, psychology, marketing, and nutrition to explore topics such as current food consumption patterns, determinants of food choice, the role of food labeling and market-based initiatives in enhancing sustainability, and the impact of regulation and "nudges" on consumer behavior around food.

Syllabus: 

Prerequisites

This course is open only to students who are in the Online Graduate Certificate Program.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors Syllabus
Summer 2017 50403 N/A Online Sean B. Cash
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