From Nuggets to Nourishment: Kids and Food

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Kids and Food
Spring 2024
Taught By: Shayne Figueroa
Section: A

CRN: 14309

Credits: 3

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: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:56pm EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 406
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024