Public Health Nutrition

Course Number
NFS (Community Nutrition)
Lecture, Seminar
Course Instructor(s)
Valerie Tarasuk

Course Description

  • This course focuses on food and nutrition problems in the setting of the general community. Specific topics include the application of nutrient requirement estimates and nutrition recommendations for dietary assessment and planning purposes, the measurement of food intake and food insecurity, and the development of individual- vs. population-based intervention strategies.

Course Objectives

  • To develop a basic understanding of theoretical and practical issues underpinning population-level assessment and intervention;
  • To develop an appreciation of nutrition within the broader context of public or population health.

General Requirements

  • Prior training in nutrition and basic statistics.