04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R
Robinson Hall A249
Section Information for Spring 2016
This course will investigate the role individuals, corporations, and federal, state, and local government agencies play in creating contemporary food policy. It will explore how these stakeholders as well as sociological and economic factors influence the way Americans eat. Students will develop an understanding of food policy through the investigation of US agriculture, food production and the environment, food and beverage processing, food safety, food labeling, food retail, dietary guidance, food marketing, and federal food assistance programs. The role of food policy in creating a more sustainable food system will also be investigated and explored.
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