Protecting the food supply from bioterrorism is the topic of a web course recently posted on the MCHB training website. Food Protection and Defense consists of 7 modules including: Threat/Vulnerability Assessment, Preparedness, and Response. Key learning objectives for the course are to determine likely targets for potential attacks on the food supply and to recognize the role of agencies in preparing for and responding to attacks. Each 5-8 minute module includes additional reading and a quiz.
The course is intended for public health nutritionists and other public health professionals and is appropriate for professional continuing education. Authors are November McGarvey, MPH; Maria Anne Propp, BS; Gail Harrison, PhD; and Marion Taylor Baer, PhD,RD. Funding was provided by the UCLA Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition through a grant from MCHB. Additional support was provided by the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters with assistance from Randal Miller and the Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida.
Access the Food Protection and Defense Web Course.
The Maternal and Child Health Library released a new knowledge path, Nutrition: Children and Adolescents. The knowledge path offers a guide to recent resources that analyze data, describe public-awareness campaigns and other health-promotion programs, and report on research aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving nutrition and eating behaviors within families, schools, and communities. Separate sections identify resources for professionals, resources for families, and resources on specific aspects of child and adolescent nutrition. Topics include child care and early childhood education, food marketing to children, food safety, food-security and nutrition-assistance programs, and school-based nutrition education and food services. View the Nutrition: Children and Adolescents page. View knowledge paths on other maternal and child health topics.
The Curricula Enhancement Module Series was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) to increase the capacity of DRTE-funded programs to incorporate principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competence into all aspects of their leadership training. Key content areas are: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Self-Assessment, Process of Inquiry — Communicating in a Multicultural Environment, and Public Health in a Multicultural Environment.