Food Systems and Hunger Studies
Food Systems and Hunger Studies



Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies

Welcome to the Program

With this undergraduate certificate, you will gain the knowledge and experience to help end domestic and global hunger. Graduates of this 12-credit certificate program learn about the impact food systems have on food security, hunger and wellness, and how to apply evidence-based strategies to improve the health of communities. We offer both in-person and online options for earning this certificate, which is open to both degree and to non-degree seeking students.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies, students will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of food systems on food security, hunger, and the overall health and wellness of a community.
  • Apply knowledge of food systems and the food environment in developing and implementing evidence - based strategies to end hunger both in the United States and globally.

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Certificate Requirements

Explore the required courses and elective options for our 12 credit undergraduate certificate.

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Learn from Anywhere

Earn your certificate with our 100% online option with remote experiential learning.

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Learn from Campus

Enhance your degree in a traditional classroom setting with experiential learning in our community.

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Meet the Team

Meet faculty from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the Departments of Dietetics & Human Nutrition and Horticulture.

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Connect with student organizations to get the most out of your experience while earning your certificate on campus.

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Food Systems

Learn more about sustainable food systems and the goals of sustainable agriculture practices with the latest information and statistics.

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Food Insecurity

Learn more about the ranges of food and nutrition security review the four components of food insecurity with up-to-date details.

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Food Systems & Hunger Studies

Dr. Makenzie Barr-Porter
Certificate Director
212 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Contact Information

Dr. Makenzie Barr
Certificate Director

212 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-1573