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.
Required for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance Program. This course will examine the central role and importance of food and nutrition in complex emergencies. The implications of this for nutrition assessment, policy development, program design and implementation will be examined. This will provide an understanding of; the nutritional outcomes of emergencies (malnutrition, morbidity and mortality); and also the causes of malnutrition and mortality in emergencies (the process and dynamics of an emergency).
Please join us on Monday, June 11th from 12-1:30 PM, for a viewing of HBO's documentary series The Weight of the Nation. We will view in M&V's Conference Room 2 this Monday, which features our own, Dr. Christina Economos.
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7 Billion Strong: Approaches to Feeding a Hungry World
Future of Food and Nutrition, A Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference
Plan to attend the 6th Annual Student Research Conference, open to all graduate students. The conference attracts 200 students from diverse academic disciplines, each with a connection to issues related to the health and nutrition of individuals, communities worldwide.
Hear oral presentations and poster sessions -- and meet future colleagues from universities across the region and country.
This course, run jointly with Harvard and MIT, offers a practical training in the complex issues and skills needed to engage in humanitarian work. Students will gain familiarity with the concepts and standards for humanitarian work and will focus on practical skills, such as rapid public health assessments, GIS mapping, and operational approaches to relations with the military in humanitarian settings. The course includes a separate three-day intensive field simulation (April 26-28) of a humanitarian crisis in late April.