GSPH 447 Food and Nutrition Policy


Policy Definition, Framework, Food and Nutrition Problems Food & Nutrition Policies-The Actors, Structures and Instruments: Food and Agric Ministry, Food and drugs board, Ghana Health Service; Dietary Guidelines & Food Labels, infant and young child feeding.

Methods of Evaluating Food & Nutrition Policies: assessment of costs in relation to effect and benefit, and against alternative programs

National Food & Nutrition Policies -Ideal vs. Reality: The role of food Industry, Agricultural Policy, Food Availability, Consumer Demand and Impact on Dietary Choices

Community Programs targeting vulnerable groups (Women, children): growth monitoring, Livelihood empowerment against poverty, regenerative health

Policies for emergency situations: conflicts, floods, food shortages, food aid, Role of international, Bilateral and National Agencies in development of Policy Instruments