Course Description

Social and cultural, economic, policy, and environmental factors in the community influencing nutritional status, and public health, techniques to assess community nutritional needs, and methodology for designing, implementing, and evaluating community nutrition programs, practices, and policies. 

This course fulfills 3 credits of the Natural Science degree requirement in the Liberal Studies.

Meeting Place and Times



Janet Gamble.

Janet Gamble is a Registered Dietitian (RD) who also has her Masters in Teaching. She is an instructor within the Department of Health and Human Development (Food and Nutrition) where she teaches courses such as Basic Human Nutrition, Food Science, Nutrition & Society, Micronutrient Metabolism and Culinary Marketing.





Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedule.

Required Books/Materials

Community Nutrition in Action: An Entrepreneurial Approach
7th Edition
Marie A. Boyle (Author)
ISBN: 9781337130882
Approx $140-150


Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.


For More Information

For course information: Please contact Janet Gamble at [email protected]

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learn how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

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Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.