Community and Public Health Nutrition

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 228
Associated Faculty

Course Description

This intensive course provides presentations, readings and activities related to the broad range of community-based nutrition research, programs and policies in the U.S. today. Public health efforts in communities are implemented in many different types of settings, including community non-profit agencies, worksites, health centers, clinics, hospitals, schools, churches, supermarkets, recreational and sports centers, councils on aging/senior centers, and emergency feeding sites. Students will become familiar with community-based research and programs focused solely on nutrition as well as those in which nutrition is one component. Students will engage in skill-building and participatory activities, as well be introduced to case examples of creative and innovative approaches to community nutrition. Through field visits and guest speakers, students will have an opportunity to dialogue with public health experts and practitioners who can influence community nutrition practice. Upon completion of this course, the students will have a toolbox of skills to utilize and apply in a wide range of practice settings. Enrollment limited to 23 students.



NUTR 202: Principles of Nutrition Science or equivalent. Graduate standing or instructor consent.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors
Fall 2019 83261 Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Virginia R. Chomitz
Spring 2019 20010 Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Jaharis 156 Virginia R. Chomitz
Fall 2018 81404 Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm Jaharis 156 Virginia R. Chomitz
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