This course is designed to provide students with the foundation and core competencies of public health nutrition. This will include the skills, knowledge and tools used in assessment, community intervention, and evidence-based approaches to promote health and prevent diseases. This course will engage students in critical thinking and productive discussion around public health nutrition and health promotion. The course will address major public policy initiatives related to public health nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention nationally and globally. This course requires students to be proficient in writing. Successful completion of ENGL 101C strongly recommended. Prerequisites: BIOL 159C Personal Nutrition or BIOL 129C Intro Sports Nutrition (equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher) or permission from the Department Chair of Natural Sciences.