CHS 48: Nutrition & Food Studies: Principles & Practice (5 units)
Offered Session A (June 25-Aug. 3) AND Session C (Aug. 6-Sept. 14)
This course examines and applies basic science concepts of nutrition to student lives and real-world issues through lectures, diet analysis, activities, reports, discussion of video and reading assignments, and reviews of community programs that apply nutrition and behavior theory to improve public health. It describes components of diets and food sources and their roles in maintaining body health and explores social, cultural, behavioral, and environmental causes of chronic disease.
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CHS 131: Healthy Food Access in Los Angeles: The History and Practice in Urban Agriculture (4 units)
Spring Quarter, Hands-On Gardening Workshops Complemented with guest lectures, Meeting Time TBA
This course examines the history and recent revival of urban food gardening in Los Angeles to better understand how many current urban agriculture initiatives are a response to the increased presence of obesity, food deserts, and food insecurity in urban areas. We will hear from various advocacy organizations that are working to provide their communities with access to healthy and affordable food that is grown locally and sustainably. Finally, we will consider the future of urban agriculture and whether it has the potential to aid in solving many of our current health, environmental, and food security concerns by participating in weekly, hands-on gardening workshops and demonstrations.
Want to take your interest in food and nutrition to the next level? Take a look at the featured programs and classes below. Get the info here and register through MyUCLA.
Food Studies Programs at UCLA and beyond
- Explore UCLA’s undergraduate Food Studies Minor for undergraduate students. Students must complete 6 courses and a capstone project. Visit their website to learn more about the requirements, course offerings, and application process.
- UCLA’s Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program is open to all graduate students. Students must complete 4 courses, including the Food Studies Colloquium offered in the Spring Quarter. Visit their website to see the full list of course offerings and learn how to apply.
- If you’re looking for something beyond UCLA’s Food Studies Minor or Graduate Certificate, check out our extensive list of Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate programs around the country that focus on food studies.
|Food Security||URBN PL 216||Urban Planning||T/TH 3:15-5:20PM|
Summer Session A
|Luskin School of Public Affairs||In this course we will analyze the concept of food security from multiple|
perspectives. This will include a close examination of the causes, consequences,
and responses to food insecurity at a global, national, and state/local level.
Through this analysis, students will gain an understanding of how these
different perspectives frame the ways in which we understand and portray food
security and how this understanding shapes approaches to intervention and
|Food Studies Graduate Certificate Coloquium||URBN PL 216||Urban Planning||T 2:00-4:00PM|
|Tomiyama, A.J., |
|Luskin School of Public Affairs||Food is a complex subject given that the production, procurement, preparation, consumption and exchange of edible matter is at once biologically vital to human growth, development and function and critical to many aspects of society and culture. Food studies is a growing cross-disciplinary field of research, teaching and advocacy that encompasses a wide range of topics. This colloquium will survey some of these wide ranging topics and disciplines that define food studies.||EatWell|
|Food: A Lens for Environment and Sustainability||M1CW||GE Cluster||MWF 10-10:50am|
|L&S||Food as lens for local and global environmental and sustainability issues. Integration of environmental, social, economic, and technological solutions for fair, sustainable, and healthy food production, food security, and access. Focus on human impacts on Earth's biological and physical systems, including how food production and consumption contributes to, and is impacted by, global problems, including climate change, pollution, and overpopulation.||EatWell|
|Nutrition||48||Community Health Sciences||Online|
|School of Public Health||Overview of nutritional sciences and public health nutrition. Examination of basic science concepts of nutrition and application of them to student lives and real-world issues through lectures, diet analysis, activities, reports, discussion of video and reading assignments, and reviews of community programs that apply nutrition and behavior theory to improve health of public. Description of components of diets and food sources, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals and their roles in maintaining body health. Exploration of aspects of social, cultural, behavioral, and environmental causes of chronic disease.||EatWell|
|Health, Disease, and Health Services in Latin America||132||Community Health Sciences||T 9-11:50am|
|Taub, B.||School of Public Health||Introduction to health, disease, and health services in Latin America, with emphasis on epidemiology, health administration, medical anthropology, and nutrition.||EatWell|
|Healthy Food Access in Los Angeles: The History and Practice in Urban Agriculture||131||Community Health Sciences||M W 1-2:50pm|
|O'Connell, M.||School of Public Health||This course examines the history and recent revival of urban food gardening with examples from the Los Angeles area. We will contextualize the recent surge in urban gardening by examining its beginnings during the Progressive Era, later with the Victory Garden Movement (VGM) during World Wars I and II, and will contrast that with the rise of industrial agriculture during the second half of the Twentieth Century. We will explore how many current urban agriculture initiatives are a response to rising obesity rates across the country and the prevalence of food deserts and food insecurity in urban areas. We will hear from various advocacy organizations that are working to provide their communities with access to healthy and affordable food that is grown locally and sustainably. Finally, we will consider the future of urban agriculture and whether it has the potential to aid in solving many of our current health, environmental, and food security concerns.||EatWell|
|Food and Health in Global Perspective||134||Society and Genetics||MW 9:30-10:45|
|Obesity, Physical Activity, and Nutrition Seminar||M234||Community Health Sciences||R 2-4:50pm|
|Mccarthy, W.J.||School of Public Health||Designed for graduate students. Multidisciplinary introduction at graduate level to epidemiology, physiology, and current state of preventive and therapeutic interventions for obesity in adults and children, including public health policy approaches to healthy nutrition and physical activity promotion.||EatWell|
|Ocean and Coastal Law Policy||615||Law||T 5:30-7:30|
|Hecht, S.B.||Law School||EatWell|
|Got Spam? Making of a Good Food System||269||Urban Planning||W 2-4:50|
|Daniels, P.||Luskin School of Public Affairs||Study of ways to build community-centric values into food system. Such values are designed to improve public health, support environmentally sound agriculture production, and promote economic well-being for producers and workers all through food chain.||EatWell||Flyer|
|Food and Environment||132||Geography||T 1-3:50|
|Carney, J.A.||L&S||Thematic orientation to food systems and their role in environmental and cultural transformations.||EatWell|