International Nutrition OpenCourseWare: Johns Hopkins University's Undergraduate Level Free Online Course on Global Nutrition Problems

Published Jan 24, 2009

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If you'd like to learn about trends in global nutrition and how these trends affect public health and development, then keep reading to find out more about 'International Nutrition.' This free OpenCourseWare class offered by Johns Hopkins University presents a wealth of information about emerging problems in international nutrition, and different methods to improve nutritional health across the globe. This undergraduate-level course is intended for students studying Nutrition or Public Health.

International Nutrition: Course Specifics

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International Nutrition: Course Details

'International Nutrition' is a free OpenCourseWare class offered by Johns Hopkins University. Originally taught by Keith West and Parul Christian, this course introduces students to the important nutritional issues that affect people in developing countries. Focusing on problems like malnutrition and obesity, 'International Nutrition' explores different steps that can be taken to prevent food-related crises and increase nutritional health for the individual, community and the entire nation. Other course topics include vitamin and mineral deficiencies in children and the effect on their health and rate of survival, international food security, how nutrition relates to HIV/AIDs and many more. This undergraduate-level class is a great academic resource if you're studying Public Health or Nutrition. This course could also be helpful if you're working in the health care industry or social services, and want to learn more about nutrition-related health problems across the world.

A syllabus, course schedule, 15 downloadable lectures and four links to related online resources are included in this OpenCourseWare free of charge. To learn more, visit the global nutrition course page.

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