HTH 202◊ Culture and Food

3 credits

Last Update Effective: 1/18/16

The study of culture through food and nutrition, using a multidisciplinary, holistic, bio-cultural approach. The historical concepts of food and nutrition of geographic regions of the world are covered across time and space. Factors which impact food choices, e.g., cultural beliefs, family customs, gender, race, religion, health and wellness, socioeconomic status, politics, globalization, and climate change are discussed in relation to nutritional status around the globe. How food choices impact health and wellness, as well as societal and economic outcomes is investigated.

Lecture: 3 hours