Chapter_6_The_Art_and_Science_of_Policy_Making

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Chapter 6 The Art and Science of Policy Making
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Policy The course of action chosen by public authorities to address a given problem
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Purpose To fashion strategies for solving public problems
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Policy Making Process by which authorities decide which actions to take to address a problem or set of problems
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Policy Cycle
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Nutrition Policy Scientific basis and program evaluation Supportive policitical climate
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Examples of Nutrition- Related Policy Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 National Policies Formulated by the US Congress Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Nutrition Labeling and Education Act Dietary Supplement Health Education Act
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Steps 1. Define the problem and set the agenda 2. Formulate alternatives or policy formulation 3. Adopt the policy 4. Implement the policy 5. Evaluate the policy 6. Terminate the policy
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Define the Problem and Set the Agenda Problem is defined Problem is brought to the attention of the policy makers Issue is put on the agenda for consideration
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Formulation of Alternatives Discussion of possible solutions to a problem
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2011 for the course HUEC 3116 taught by Professor Turri during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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