Global Food Challenge: Online Courses

July 17, 2017 to August 19, 2017

Teaching Food Safety & Teaching Food Security Through an Economic Lens

New date: July 17-August 19

These two 5-week online courses will introduce teachers to the MCEE Global Food Challenge’s Food Safety and Food Security Units. Participants can register for both or just one of the online courses. Consisting of both self-paced and synchronized online learning activities, each course addresses important issues in food safety and food security and demonstrates how economics can be used to analyze these issues. Teachers will also learn skills for teaching content and ways to engage students in discussing and debating the issues through research.

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Food safety issues covered include food labeling, food trade policy, and policy implications of changing food safety protocols. Food security issues covered include household-level food security, country-level food security, to cross-national perspectives on food security.

Teaching Food Security Through an Economic Lens Course Syllabus

Teaching Food Safety Through an Economic Lens Course Syllabus


  • Course Instructor is Brooke Krause, Professor of Economics, College of Wooster
  • Course Director is Donald Liu, Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota


  • $30 registration fee for individual course
  • $50 registration fee for both courses

What’s Included:

  • Receive 20 Continuing Education Units for each course
  • Receive the Global Food Challenge curriculum

Eligibility for Course:

  • Must be a licensed secondary school teacher in social studies, business, consumer sciences, or agricultural education, or a pre-service secondary school teacher in a teaching licensure program in social studies, business, consumer science, or agricultural education.

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