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Course Description

Evaluate how food policy and politics have and continue to influence food production, availability, and policy and how they impact our diet. Study the social, economic and political factors that contribute to the development of food policy and the recommendations for plant-based diets.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the social and economic factors that contribute to promoting a healthy food environment and enable people to adopt and maintain healthy plant-based diets
  • Interpret national food guidelines and public health approaches to dietary recommendations and discuss the implications for the adoption of plant-based diets
  • Evaluate nutrition information in advertising, news and the media and its influence on diet choices and promoting a plant-based diet
  • Discuss different approaches and the implications of national policies—including trade, food and agricultural policies on the support and adoption of plant-based diets

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • You may take this as an individual course or choose to complete the certificate.
  • You can expect to spend 5-6 hours per week to complete the course material, activities, discussions and assignment.
  • If you are new to online learning, visit the Online learning at U of G page for helpful resources.

*It is recommended that you complete Introduction to Plant-Based Diets before selecting other courses in the certificate.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a project-based assignment.

Sponsoring Partner

  • Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Applied Human Sciences

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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