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 Learning Goal: I’m working on a health & medical question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.In this discussion I want you to focus on the role of public health in food (e.g. food safety, food sovereignty). For your post, please write 1-2 paragraphs (4-5 sentences each) in response to the prompt of your choice (make sure to note which prompt you are answering). 

Remember that at this point you are building on a number of public health topics we have already seen in class, and you will be able to provide an informed perspective for any of the questions you decide to answer. Make sure to integrate your analysis of this week’s material in your discussion response. You can expand if you are inclined to do so, but ensure that your writing is formal and proofread your posting. Your post is due Thursday 1159pm of week 10. I encourage you to comment on your classmates’ posts, but this is optional.Choose a packaged food that you eat frequently and read the label on the package. How healthy is this food, given the dietary recommendations from (Figure 16-3)?
Identify one or more types of food contaminants.  How has government regulation reduced the hazards of these contaminants? What measures can consumers take to further reduce the risk from each contaminant?
What role do you think public health can take in supporting diversified and local diets that go beyond the nutrition that we put in our bodies? You can provide examples that extend from the Tending the Wild episode you watched for this module.