Nutrition-Related Consumer Marketing

Course Details

Course Number
NUTC 205
Associated Faculty

Course Description

Understanding the dynamic interplay between nutrition and marketing from both the consumer and marketer perspective is key to determining how to successfully market foods and beverages aligned with today’s wellness-focused consumer. In this course, students will examine the historical effectiveness of efforts by food companies, health advocacy organizations, and governments aimed at improving nutritional habits. Students will develop real-world skills used by marketing professionals which integrate an understanding of eating psychology, food purchasing decision-making behaviors and prevailing dietary guidance with marketing tactics including message development, influencer mapping and social media. By the end of the course, students will be able to leverage the power of food marketing to promote positive nutrition. 


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 2018 50539 N/A Online Ashley Desrosiers, Rachel Cheatham
Summer 2017 50400 N/A Online Rachel Cheatham, Ashley Desrosiers
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