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Arnold School of Public Health


Minor in Nutrition & Food Systems

Partnering with the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior’s (HPEB) Minor in Nutrition and Food Systems is appropriate for a wide range of majors (e.g., exercise science, psychology, teacher education, nursing, anthropology, international studies, political science, women’s studies, etc.) — not just public health majors. It includes courses that focus on production, processing, retail, consumption and disposal of food.

This minor is designed to help mitigate the shortage of trained professionals by building students’ competencies in the areas of food system transformation, environmental sustainability, nutritional health improvement and social justice.

Program Goals

Upon completion of minor coursework, students will:

  • Understand political, social and economic contexts for changes in world food systems
  • Understand connections between soil, water and air health, the food supply, and human health and chronic disease