For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Future of Food Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
Goals and Learning Objectives
- Describe the basic elements of a healthy diet from a scientific standpoint
- Describe current major nutrition challenges and their immediate causes, such as nutrient deficiencies and calorie overconsumption.
- Relate current major nutrition challenges to social factors such as food access and changing diets in modern food systems.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Describe the basic categories of nutrients and how these contribute to human function and health.
- Describe the major changes taking place in diet/nutrition in rich and poor countries, respectively.
- Define the concept of food access and the term "food desert" as contrasted to the broader concepts of food security and food insecurity.
- Understand changes in thinking around healthy nutrition and basic principles that have remained.
- Use an online nutrition tool to analyze and compare diets and areas in which they are deficient or excessive in nutrients.
- Analyze why food access is an issue in modern food systems.
- Use a mapping tool to analyze the situation of food access U.S. cities, and relate these situations of food access to literature describing the history of strategies to guarantee food access in these cities.