From Nuggets to Nourishment: Kids and Food

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Kids and Food

Fall 2020

Taught By: Shayne Figueroa

Section: A

CRN: 7286

Credits: 2

The top sources of calories for American children today are pizza, soda, and sweets. Eighty-five percent don't get the recommended quantities of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Unsurprisingly, rates of childhood obesity and diabetes are rising precipitously, with low-income children and children of color particularly affected. This course explores why our kids are eating so poorly and what we can--and must--do about it. The class looks at the complex web of factors that shape children's food choices, from the way tastes develop in the womb to the content of school meals to the impact of U.S. farm policy on food prices and family meals. Students learn about exciting new programs and policies being implemented in many schools and communities in New York City and across the country.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: October 18, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 4, 2020 (Friday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:21pm 11/23/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 10/12/2020 - 12/14/2020