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Introduction to Global Issues in Nutrition

This course introduces the current issues related to global nutrition. It integrates basic information about food intake and nutrition into discussions of major nutrition-related problems around the world. The course will present and discuss international, national and community-level policies and programs designed to improve the nutritional status of populations and to overcome barriers to their implementation. This course will also discuss nutritional status as a continuum whereby populations can simultaneously have members with severe under-nutrition, good nutritional status, and over-nutrition. The course will focus on the burden of under-nutrition but will also discuss several emerging or special topics including the nutrition transition, weaning and complementary feeding, and women and health.

CORE Requirement Equivalency: Societies & Social Sciences

Course #
NUTR-UE 9187
Liberal Arts Core


Domingo Piñero

Clinical Associate Professor, Nutrition; Director, Undergraduate Program