Nutritional Health, Food Production and the Environment OpenCourseWare: Free Undergraduate Course by Johns Hopkins University on the Study of Food Security

Published Jan 27, 2009

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Curious about how food production affects a nation's environment, economy and health? Then check out Johns Hopkins University's 'Nutritional Health, Food Production and the Environment.' This free OpenCourseWare class tackles big issues like food security, nutrition-related disease and the environmental impact of agriculture and livestock production. This undergraduate-level class is perfect for students studying Nutrition, Public Health or Environmental Science.

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Nutritional Health, Food Production and the Environment: Course Details

Johns Hopkins University's 'Nutritional Health, Food Production and the Environment' is a free undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare class that explores the major problems pertaining to food, nutrition and public health. If you're studying Public Health, Nutrition or Environmental Science, you'll likely find the issues covered by this online class intriguing. Instructors Bob Lawrence and Polly Walker, as well as a host of guest lecturers, discuss a variety of topics, including agrarian and livestock production systems across the world, how these systems affect the environment and how all of those factors affect problems like endemic malnutrition, obesity and disease. These systems are discussed in relation to important variables, like economy and population size, and are illustrated by specific real-life examples. Finally, lectures focus on possible solutions to problems related to food security, and discuss how to improve food production methods, nutrition and health across the globe.

This free OpenCourseWare class gives students access to a wealth of tools, including a syllabus, course schedule, downloadable lectures, a comprehensive reading list, descriptions of two assignments and links to seven online resources. To learn more, visit the nutrition and food security course page.

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