HADM 4335: Contemporary Issues in Food

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: HADM 1362, HADM 2351, or instructor approval. This course can count as a Nolan elective, as an LAS elective, and towards the F&B specialization.


  • Michael Kingra (mrk248) - Spring 2024


This course intends to build awareness among the public regarding nutrition, food ethics, policy, insecurity, and sustainability. Sophisticated consumers and business operators are increasing the embrace of environmental health, customer health, and food sourcing. Students will explore the everchanging landscape of the food and beverage industry as seen through this societal lens. Discussion and lab topics include sustainable farming and consumer health needs, the power of food marketing, merchandising, and the “selling” of healthy menus in restaurants.