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Course Description

Understanding the dynamic interplay between nutrition and marketing from both the consumer and marketer perspective is key to determining how to successfully market foods and beverages aligned with today’s wellness-focused consumer. In this course, students will examine the historical effectiveness of efforts by food companies, health advocacy organizations, and governments aimed at improving nutritional habits. Students will develop real-world skills used by marketing professionals which integrate an understanding of eating psychology, food purchasing decision-making behaviors and prevailing dietary guidance with marketing tactics including message development, influencer mapping and social media. By the end of the course, students will be able to leverage the power of food marketing to promote positive nutrition. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, or consent of the Online Graduate Certificate Program Director. If you are a Tufts undergraduate student please contact This course is offered May 20, 2020-August 23, 2020. Final grades posted September 8, 2020.

Affiliated With:

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy