Why should we all care about food and nutrition? Diet quality is now the single leading cause of poor health on the planet, including chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes, cancers, heart disease, stroke, undernutrition, and many other conditions. When you put all these diet-related illnesses together, it is the single biggest issue for rising healthcare costs. Yet, in all the debates about health care spending and costs, food and nutrition aren’t mentioned. If we address the science that we have and address the policy that is needed, then we can make a difference. In this course, you will be presented with four big-picture lessons on how nutrition science impacts public policy and health.
Course Duration: 1 Hour
Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH | Dean