Nutrition and culture, education and communication.
This paper helps students to apply their scientific knowledge in real-world contexts. This requires interdisciplinary thinking and development of graduate attributes.
Students will learn how to plan and evaluate interventions that address socioecological and sociocultural influences on food choice, health and wellbeing (including Hauora Māori) in order to inspire healthy eating at a population level and reduce health inequalities.
|Paper title||Nutrition and Health Communication|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- One of HUNT 221, HUNT 222, HUNT 223, HUNT 232, HUNT 233, HUNT 201, HUNT 202
- Schedule C
- Paper Structure
Topics covered in this paper include:
- Health promotion
- Health equity and social determinants of health
- Treaty of Waitangi – Hauora Māori
- Psychosocial and environmental factors influencing food choice
- Nutrition education and behavioural communications
- Community activation and cross-cultural communications
- Food environments and persuasive communications
- Food and nutrition policies and advocacy communications
- Public health nutrition programme planning and evaluation
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper has two interactive learning sessions (5 contact hours) per week.
Note: An important aspect of this paper is the shared participation by all students in practical experiences. We use interactive teaching and learning methods (classroom activities and discussion, and inquiry-based learning); some assessment tasks are completed during class time.
Electronic reading materials will be provided. A textbook may be required.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
HUNT 314 students will be able to:
- Demonstrate interdisciplinary knowledge of socioecological anad sociocultural influences on food choice, health and wellbeing, including Hauora Māori
- Identify insightful socioecological and sociocultural needs of a target population and design a viable, effective response to inspire healthy eating (including behavioural, cross-cultural, persuasive and advocacy communications)
- Plan and evaluate a multilevel public health nutrition programme to improve eating behaviour at a population level and reduce health inequalities
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Caroline Horwath