HLT6320 Promoting Nutrition within Communities Across the Lifespan

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Lorna Shepherd Hylledig

Course Description:

How should Christians approach the fight against global hunger? Students will explore past and present factors impacting nutrition in modern society. They will investigate how to promote nutrition in the community setting, and among all age ranges. In this seminar course, students will present findings to peers.

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.