Just Food

This course is an introduction to the science of nutrition in the context of social and environmental justice.  While building nutrition literacy, we will examine nutrition through an ecological and economic lens.  We will focus on the individual, interpersonal, socioeconomic, and environmental factors that affect food access and public health.  We will also examine the impact of agriculture and food processing on the environment, working conditions for farm and factory workers, and the government policies that shape our food access and decisions. There will be a service learning component in this course, in which students will put their food justice knowledge in to practice by working with a local community organization (specific project to be determined, but potential partners include Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, Picknelly Adult Education Center.

 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000