Overall Learning Objectives
By the end of the course students will be able to:
Interpret the functions of public health and essential public health services as they apply to nutrition.
Describe the pathways by which nutrition contributes to health disparities and inequities.
Conduct public health nutrition program planning and evaluation including assessment, setting priorities/goals/objectives, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
Apply information from the science of nutrition, the clinical and population-based applications of the science to the development of nutrition policy.
Describe the public health nutrition system and infrastructure including the role of government and non-govenermental organizations and institutions in the setting of policy, dietary guidance, and food assistance programs.
Integrate key components of public health practice such as cultural competence, working in coalition/partnership, community-based participatory approaches into planning and practice.
Identify resources for population-based nutrition assessment, discuss their strengths and limitations, and access data from these sources.
Describe components of the policy development process and explain how the process can be applied to policies to improve the nutrition status of populations.