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Milken Institute School of Public Health
U.S. Food Policy and Politics
U.S. Food Policy and Politics
Fall 2017
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Kim Robien
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The programs, regulations, and legislation that pertain to food production, food safety, nutrition assistance, and dietary guidance in the United States at the federal, state, and local levels.
1. Identify the major public health issues linked to food and nutrition, and explain how policy may be used to address these issues.
2. Describe the social, cultural, economic, commercial and organizational factors that influence agriculture, food and nutrition policies and programs.
3. Identify key stakeholder groups related to food and nutrition policy, and describe their goals and objectives in influencing food and nutrition policy.
4. Describe the major federal food and nutrition programs (e.g. food assistance, dietary guidance, nutrition surveillance and monitoring, agricultural support, food safety regulation, food industry regulation), and identify the government agencies responsible for implementing these programs.
5. Describe how federal food and nutrition programs are implemented on the state and local level.
6. Describe how non-governmental organizations and groups are addressing gaps in food and nutrition services.
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