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 35 students.
This course will only be offered in 2019-2020 in the Fall 2019 semester and not in the Spring 2020 semester.