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Approx. 16 hours to complete

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  • Nutritionists
  • Chefs
  • Editors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Graphic Designers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 modules. Each contains approximately 2 hours of lecture, 30 minutes of reading, and a short quiz....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Is Climate Change Vindicating Malthus? Food Security and the Right to Food

14 videos (Total 110 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 17m
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 26m
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 315m
The Vicious Spiral and Center for Livable Future (CLF) Concept Model, Part 45m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 1 (Lawrence)8m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 2 (Lawrence)4m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 3 (Lawrence)7m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 4 (Lawrence)9m
Food Production, the Ecosystem, Diet, and Public Health, Part 5 (Lawrence)5m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 1 (Lawrence)8m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 2 (Lawrence)10m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 3 (Lawrence)5m
Intergenerational Equity and the Right to Food: Part 4 (Lawrence)8m
4 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Optional Textbook, "Intro to US Food System: Health, Environment and Equity"5m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Week 1 Readings and Resources15m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz (required)30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Food System Sustainability and Resilience

5 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Converging Crises (Neff)18m
Wasted Food: Putting 40% of Our Food Supply in the Landfill (Neff)9m
What We Can Do: Policy, Sustainable Diets, and More (Neff)17m
Food Resilience: No Regrets; Conclusions: Don’t Press Snooze! (Neff)17m
1 reading
Module 2 Readings and Resources15m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz (required)30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Ecological Perspectives on Food Production

7 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Soil Composition (Kim)6m
Soil Ecosystem Services (Kim)4m
Soil Degradation (Kim)10m
Soil Conservation Measures (Kim)11m
Modern Agriculture (Kirschenmann)20m
Limits to Therapeutic Intervention (Kirschenmann)12m
1 reading
Week 3: Readings and Resources15m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz (required)30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Food Animal Production and Public Health

7 videos (Total 99 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
What Are We Feeding Food Animals?17m
Antibiotic Use in Industrial Food Animal Production22m
International Food Animal Production4m
How Much Seafood Do People Eat, and Which Do We Eat Most?12m
How and Where Is Seafood Caught and Produced?6m
How Does Seafood Production Impact the Environment and Public Health?25m
1 reading
Module 4 Readings and Resources15m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz (required)30m
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Top reviews from An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health

By RDApr 29th 2018

Loved it! I recommend it to anyone new to public health, horticulture, agriculture, farming, agroecology and the like. I wish I took this course sooner. A+

By YFAug 28th 2017

I really enjoyed learning about all the different aspect surrounding the U.S. food system. The video lectures were very clear and informative!

Instructors

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Keeve Nachman, PhD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Robert S. Lawrence, MD

Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Pamela Rhubart Berg

Food Systems Education Program Manager
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

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