INTH-442-01 Global Consequences of Food and Nutrient Insecurity
Spring for 2016-2017
This seminar addresses the determinants of optimum nutrition as key for sustainable development, in meeting the MDGs and how they are influenced by poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. An emphasis on nutrition in maternal and child health and its importance in human development forms the backdrop for discussions on specific nutrient imbalances of macro- and micronutrient. The consequences of stunting in children on development and health outcomes will be discussed as well as methods of integrating and evaluating major nutrition programs that are designed to promote gender equality, agriculture, social protection, sanitation, education and health care. Food and water borne diseases that affect malnutrition will be included to emphasize safe food preparation and feeding practices for children. The effects of morbidity and productivity related to child and adult obesity and associated diet-related non-communicable diseases that impact development and health care costs will be evaluated. Case histories and research-based evidence of current programs will be used to evaluate policies and programs directed at vulnerable groups.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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