Food Justice: Critical Approaches in Policy and Planning
This course will be taught by Professor Julian Agyeman, PhD, FRSA, a professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning on Tufts' Medford campus. This class offers students different lenses, such as critical race theory to see how the intersectionality of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and citizenship play out in the development of systemic structural and socio-spatial inequities and injustices in food systems.
This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will become familiar with food sources; recommended intake levels; biochemical role; mode of absorption, transport, excretion; deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and potential major public health problems for each macro- and micronutrient.