HLT3310 Community Health & Nutrition Across the Lifespan
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Lorna Shepherd Hylledig
Millions of people still experience hunger and poor health from malnutrition despite global resources. Students will learn about the opportunities and barriers to sustainable nutrition within communities from a biblical perspective. Case-studies and readings emphasize nutritional needs for health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Why do millions of people still experience hunger and poor health from malnutrition, in a world full of resources? How should Christians approach the fight against hunger? Students will learn about the opportunities and barriers to sustainable nutrition within communities. They will explore the Churchs past and present involvement in community-level nutrition. As elderly, women, and children are often the most at risk for poor nutrition, this course places special emphasis on the nutritional needs to promote health and prevent disease across the lifespan. Students will explore biblical perspectives on hunger and nutrition, and the Social Justice movement.
Why This Course Is Important:
The reality is that millions of people in the world go to bed hungry each night. Christians have an obligation to engage in this need, but students need to understand how our role, responsibilities, and methods may differ from secular agencies or social movements. Students will learn practical information regarding nutrition ministries, as well as advocacy for vulnerable populations.