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World Food Problems: Food Insecurity vs. Over-Nutrition




A Nutrition Double Burden in Kenya

Students on this program will learn the challenges and solutions surrounding the double burden of over nutrition and food insecurity, gain hands on experience in community outreach by visiting community gardens and centers and conduct workshops and information sessions on proper nutrition and food preparation. Texas Tech students will stay with Kenyan local families for a weekend of 100% immersion.

Archeological excavations have unearthed man's earliest ancestors leading to Kenya's claim as the “Cradle of Mankind." Kenya sits astride the Equator and is bisected from North to South by the Great Rift Valley, a natural phenomenon that runs through most of the length of Africa. Kenya is a land of great physical contrasts divided into roughly five ecological zones. The geographic, cultural diversity and wildlife characteristics make Kenya a microcosm of the continent of Africa. Kenya has Africa's largest lake and highest mountain, home to more than 45 tribes, significant European and South Asian minorities and a population of 28 million speaking dozens of languages. Most Kenyans are farmers or herders, yet the capital of Nairobi is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in East Africa and the base for many international and Kenyan organizations promoting development and social change.

Courses Offered

  • NS 4000 and NS 5000 World Food Problems (Special Problems), Food Insecurity vs. Over Nutrition - A Nutrition Double Burden in Kenya

Estimated Program Fee

Program Dates

  • May 21 - June 17, 2017

Program Open To

  • All TTU students

Program Fee Includes

  • Most meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Excursions in Nairobi and the surrounding area

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • TTU tuition and fees (6 credit hours)
  • Personal spending money
  • Insurance ($1.76/day)
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)

For more information:

Contact: Dr. Mary Murimi
Dr. Wilna Oldewage-Theron

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