Millions of people still experience hunger and poor health from malnutrition despite global resources. Students will learn about the opportunities and barriers to sustainable nutrition within communities from a biblical perspective. Case-studies and readings emphasize nutritional needs for health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan.
Why do millions of people still experience hunger and poor health from malnutrition, in a world full of resources? How should Christians approach the fight against hunger? Students will learn about the opportunities and barriers to sustainable nutrition within communities. They will explore the Church’s past and present involvement in community-level nutrition. As elderly, women, and children are often the most at risk for poor nutrition, this course places special emphasis on the nutritional needs to promote health and prevent disease across the lifespan. Students will explore biblical perspectives on hunger and nutrition, and the Social Justice movement.
The reality is that millions of people in the world go to bed hungry each night. Christians have an obligation to engage in this need, but students need to understand how our role, responsibilities, and methods may differ from secular agencies or social movements. Students will learn practical information regarding nutrition ministries, as well as advocacy for vulnerable populations.
This course approaches the concepts of health and nutrition from a biblical perspective. Students will explore biblical perspectives on hunger and nutrition, and a Christian’s role in addressing these topics.
Health and nutrition concepts are applied with a mission focus to holistically engage the family and community. Students will identify nutrition-related challenges and opportunities for food ministry.
Course content is contextually informed, specifically related to health and nutrition. The class will include current social, political, and economic considerations related to the nutrition of families and the communities they reside.
The student will look at health and nutrition beliefs and practices from various cultures.
Course will provide practical considerations and strategies for addressing health and nutrition within families as a concerned layperson, as well as the community through the church body.
Class exercises will lead students to select an age group and community setting as their ‘case’ to reflect on the intersection of health, nutrition, culture, and the community as they relate to health and/or food ministries.