Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop advanced skills in the application of learning and educational theories within the context of food and nutrition education. Students will analyse current theories of health education, health promotion, health literacy, health advocacy, community development and food and nutrition policy and clearly articulate where and how each are appropriately applied in successful food, health and nutrition programs. Students will assess need, plan, implement and evaluate a food and nutrition education session, including critiquing written food and nutrition education material. Finally students will be able to assess need, plan, implement and evaluate a relevant community food and nutrition program.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMDP, HZHSDP or HZNDP and must pass DTN4ECN or DTN4CPA. All other students must pass DTN4ECN or DTN4CPA and obtain subject coordinator approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions .


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNutrition Counselling and Education Skill DevelopmentPrescribedBauer, K.D. Liou, D and Sokolik, C.A. 20122ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, USA: WADSWORTH
ReadingsPublic Health Nutrition: from principles to practice (2007)PrescribedLawrence, M. & Worsley, T. (Ed)1ST EDITION ALLEN AND UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW
ReadingsA sociology of food and nutrition: the social appetiteRecommendedGermov, J and Williams, L 20083RD EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE
ReadingsFood and Nutrition: Food and health systems in Australia and New ZealandRecommendedWahlqvist, M 2011,3RD EDN, ALLEN AND UNWIN, AUSTRALIA, CROWS NEST, NSW
ReadingsJournal articles and other electronic resources as directed during subject delivery.RecommendedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate and apply educational and learning theories within a food and nutrition context.

Interactive lectures and tutorials

02. Analyse data to formulate and evaluate nutrition education session/s and programs.

Interactive lectures and tutorials

03. Design and justify, a context appropriate food and nutrition intervention

Interactive lectures and tutorials

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2017, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.5 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 36
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Design 3 info-graphics (Total 1200 words equivalent)Design 3 info-graphics analysing the project planning cycle of prominent public health initiative30 01, 02, 03
Practise oral education session for community nutrition education project. 10min (500 word equiv)10 01, 02, 03
Develop supporting nutrition education material and rationale for session (1,000 words equiv)nutrition education session20 01, 02, 03
Nutrition education report (1,500 words equiv) and 5min video (250 words equiv)documenting planning cycle and supportive documentation40 01, 02, 03