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Course Information
Public Health Nutrition

Course Description
This course examines U.S. public health and nutrition concerns in diverse U.S. populations, examines nutritional status in communities, looks at health communication, and considers nutrition policies and community-based nutrition interventions. Students explore roles of dietitians, nutritionists, and others in developing and delivering nutrition policies and interventions in U.S. communities.
Contacts
Instructor

Rachel Simpson
Office: 913-588-7683
rsimpson2@kumc.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

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Textbooks

Nickeled and Dimed: On Not Getting By In America
Ehrenreich, B
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Nutrition in Public Health
Sari Edelstein
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 978-1284104691
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at KU Medical Center, you will receive one of three emails depending on your current KUMC student status:
  1. If this is your first course through KUMC, a new account will be created.  You will receive an initial email from tlt@kumc.edu with instructions on how to open a secure email, followed by the secure email which will provide your login instructions and the title of the course(s) you are enrolled in.
  2. If you have taken a course through KUMC and your account is still active, usually having taken a course within the past year, you will receive an email from tlt@kumc.edu informing you of the course(s) you are enrolled in, your username, and who to contact if you forgot your password.
  3. If you have taken a course through KUMC before and it has been a year or longer, your account will most likely need to be reactivated.  You will receive a secure email from accountmanagement@kumc.edu with your login instructions.

Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

Students will be assigned to read one of the following books for lesson 7:

1. Moss, Michael. Salt, Sugar, Fat. 2013. Random House.

2. Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food. 2009. Penguin Press.

3. Nestle, Marion. Food Politics. 2013. University of California Press.

4. Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. 2012. First Mariner Books. 

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