The opportunity is now open for people to register their interest in the 2023 healthy food retail short course that will again be run in collaboration between RE-FRESH and Monash University, for the third consecutive year.
This innovative short course will be delivered by world experts in the field – starting on July 27, 2023.
Course participants will be provided with nine weeks of online professional development, featuring weekly Zoom workshops with the researchers who have paved the way in this emerging field.
No other course of this type exists – addressing a knowledge gap for a workforce engaged in the complex systems change needed to improve the health of food retail environments for population health benefit.
It will teach the power of marketing and retail merchandising, evidence-based tools needed to enact change and provide the skills and knowledge to influence consumer decision-making and intervene to facilitate better retail practices for public health.
Theory and practice are combined, with a focus on case studies for real-world application, and Zoom workshops.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
The course is aimed at those who can directly influence food retail environments for health, such as public health practitioners/health promotion professionals, local government officers, dietitians, nutritionists, public health policy makers and those with influence on public health policy. Students studying public health/nutrition at a Masters level would also benefit.
HOW IS THE COURSE RECOGNISED?
The unassessed version of this course runs for 9 weeks and may be included in professional development hours.
The assessed version extends the course to 12 weeks and has been designed to be the equivalent of a Masters level unit.
On completion of the course, participants will be able to:
■ Evaluate the role of retail food settings in population diet
■ Critique the key theories used in food retail marketing practice and their influence on consumer food choices
■ Distinguish the relationships between food retailers, suppliers and manufacturers in the array of retail food settings
■ Explore Australian and international regulations, laws and social responsibility agendas that influence food retail marketing practice
■ Critique the evidence used to inform practice and policy intervention
■ Design a monitoring and evaluation framework from a food retail setting, to inform best practice in relation to health
■ Plan an approach to modify a selected food retail setting to be health enabling
Start date: 27 July, 2023
Duration: 9 weeks (12 weeks with assessment)
Cost: Details on course cost are yet to be finalised but scholarships covering the course fee will be offered. Information on fees and scholarships will be released in 2023.
Register your interest to receive course updates: By emailing our team at email@example.com