This class was tough.
The course was very informative and Ms. Jennings offered assignments that helped me to relate the course information to the town in which I live and work. She also offered additional studies and videos that helped me understand the significance of the information relayed in the book.
I learned a great deal about the need of healthy food options for those who are living on fixed and limited incomes. I was taught about the different program styles that may be used to implement a community project to promote better nutrition or healthy lifestyle. We were given projects that made us explore our area and truly see the need or lack of these programs. Some of these assignments were to interview someone in a food bank or other related field and to conduct a windshield survey of the community. The final assignment was to develop a community project that would help to correct the problems that I had identified during the two previous assignments. I learned that I was living in an area that contained many people on fixed incomes, unemployment, and disability. As my final project I was able to use the information I had learned to develop the outline for a program that would help those who are in need to learn how to grow and preserve their own fresh vegetables to supplement their diet. I knew that with my time and effort I could make a difference in my community.
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Advice for students:
Take the time to read the assigned material, watch the videos, and listen to every lecture. Do not try to "skate" through this course. If you do this you will find just how much you can do to change the world around you and you will make an A in the course.