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- 11 Jul 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of historical, biological and social aspects of food and human nutrition including the: evolution of human nutrition, cultural and social influences of food use and choice on health, relationships between nutritional factors and the development of chronic conditions.
- Identify and analyze emerging contemporary issues and trends associated with: the development and sustainability of our food supply system and its relationship to health, nutrition, global food production, distribution and consumption, the relationships between the environmental, agricultural, economic, health, social and political factors that affect the provision of food.
- Interpret food and nutrition information to make recommendations (based on evidence) to help the consumer.
- Communicate in writing and through electronic media to different audiences (e.g. lecturer, peers).
- Subject overview
- Intro to human nutrition
- Nutrition, dietary guidelines and food intake measurements
- Biology of food and food composition
- Food labelling & food safety
- Social approaches to understanding food, eating and nutrition
- Food security and nutrition with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups
- Food security and global issues in health & nutrition
- Food supply –emerging developments in food production
- Food supply –food and the environment
- Food supply –retail stores, supermarkets and marketing food supply and consumption
- Nutrition for different life-stages
- Food, nutrition, and disease
- Exam revision
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This is a general nutrition subject, which provides an overview of food and nutrition. It considers the influence of culture and ethnicity on food choice and explores the issues of food use from demographic, epidemiological and anthropological sources. It focuses on global and Australian food consumption trends as well as nutrition policy and health related issues. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary issues in food production from a 'paddock to plate' perspective as well as food law, food guidance systems and the relevance of food and nutrition throughout the life stages.
- Multiple Choice Quiz x2 (15%)
- Essay (25%)
- Final Exam (40%)
- Food Label Review (20%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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