Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems
How much do you trust your food? Learn about food supply systems, safety, sustainability and nutrition and quality
Explore how your food reaches you.
How does your food reach your plate? Can you trust your food? Find out with this online course that will help you understand global food supply systems.
You’ll explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer. You will assess the information available to consumers relating to issues of food safety, nutrition and quality, sustainability of production methods and how these affect consumer trust. You’ll leave the course knowing more about where your food comes from and how you can make a difference in the food supply chain.
Please note this course runs without facilitation. The Educator team won’t be available to answer questions or respond to your comments during this course. However, we encourage you to interact and support each other by posting your thoughts and comments and sharing your knowledge with other learners
More information can be found in this presentation.
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
Describe the complexity of the global food system and the issues that affect consumer trust in food
Explain the key factors involved in food safety
Critically evaluate different sources of nutritional information
Explore the different food labels that provide assurances to consumers
Reflect on the role of the consumer in influencing the food supply system
Duration & Dates
Audience & Eligibility
Anyone interested in learning about where their food comes from
Registration Open & SeatsOpen
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Structure & Modules
Week 1: Food systems
- Consumer and trust
- Food suply systems
Week 2: Food safety
- What is food safety?
- Food scandals
Week 3: Nutrition and Quality
- What is nutritional value?
- Who to listen to?
Week 4: Sustainability
- What is sustainability?
- The framework