How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

Learn how behaviours can influence dietary pattern and the importance of personalized nutrition for different stages of life.

The aim of this blended programme is to provide nutrition professionals with innovative techniques that are able to deliver effective and measurable changes in their clients’ behavior. Participants will improve their ability to deliver scientific knowledge to their clients and to steer them towards healthier diets.

We will adopt an approach that combines online learning, reflective practice and interactive workshops. Participants will have to choose to attend a workshop which either in Italy, Spain, or England.

 

Workshop – Turin, Italy

Title 

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

Description

This 1-day workshop will include psychological and nutritional topics, will involve the participation of seven invited speakers and will be certified as a “continuous education in medicine” course.

The morning will include a focus on the nutritional needs and requirements of two life stages discussed in the online course: teenagers and elderly adults. The second half of the morning will discuss approaches to nutrition for female clients in different stages of life, and will include lectures on how to work in team to detect and treat eating disorders.

In the afternoon the nutritional topics will be focused on active adults and athletes; while the psychological topics will include lectures on nudge theory, case studies on its application as well as advices on how to achieve well-structured and consistent nutritional practices for athletes and non-athletes alike.

The program of the course can be found here 

The workshop will be run in Italian

Who should join the course

This course will be useful for professionals in the early stage of their career, and for the ones that have related backgrounds and wish to start working in the field of nutritional counselling.

Registration fee                                                                   

The workshop, which is bundled to an online course, will be proposed at a discounted fee of 50 EUR in 2019.

Timeline

The workshop in Turin will be held on 22nd November 2019.

Application deadline : 15th November 2019

Learning objectives and outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will know about the influence of nutrition on performance in the context of sport, exercise and daily life, and they will be able to learn from experts about the current trends in nutritional approaches of athletes, including high-level sports performance.

Participants will identify barriers to achieve well-structured and consistent nutritional practices that support both daily health and physical performance.

How to join the programme

This course is part of a blended programme.

As such, you can apply via the EIT Food application platform: https://apply.eitfood.eu/courses/course/38-effectively-change-food-habits-innovative-techniques-and-personalised-nutrition-approaches

Workshop – Madrid, Spain

Title 

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

Description

This 1.5-days workshop will be composed of 12 training hours distributed in two different modules.

The first full-day module (7.5 hours) will be presented under the title “Towards personalized nutrition: Influence of genes, lifestyle and sports” and comprises 3 round tables with more than 9 invited experts.

A second ½ day-module (4.5 hours) “Communicating science-based nutrition information for non-experts” will cover relevant topics regarding communication and dissemination strategies.

The workshop will be run in Spanish.

The program of the course can be found here 

Who should join the course

This course will be useful for professionals in the early-medium stage of their career, and for the ones that have related backgrounds and wish to update their knowledge in the field of nutritional counselling and personalized nutrition.

Registration fee                                                                   

The workshop, which is bundled to an online course, will be proposed at a discounted fee of 50 EUR in 2019.

Timeline

The workshop in Madrid will be held on 12th and 13th December 2019.

Application deadline : 2nd December 2019

Learning objectives and outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will know about the influence of genes, lifestyles and sports on the nutritional and health status. They will also receive an introduction to current research in immunonutrition, chronic diseases and the microbiome.

They will also learn about updated practices for nutritional screening and monitoring of athletes, including high-level sports performance. Participants will identify barriers to advise a personalized nutrition plan and also discover the opportunities that arise for the industry in order to cover new trends and consumers' demands for healthy diets and personalized nutrition.

An additional module will help to develop their communication skills to spread the knowledge on nutrition as well as to deal with clients or patients.

How to join the programme

This course is part of a blended programme.

As such, you can apply via the EIT Food application platform : https://apply.eitfood.eu/courses/course/38-effectively-change-food-habits-innovative-techniques-and-personalised-nutrition-approaches

Workshop – Reading, UK

Title 

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

Description

This 1-day workshop will focus on:

1) Sports, exercise and performance nutrition, basic concepts, guidelines, evidence and myth busting.

2) Nutrition for cognition, through frontal talks, group discussion, and Q&A.

3) Building consistency in nutrition for clients and athletes, through talks, examples, and interactive case studies.

Who should join the course

This course will be useful for professionals in the early stage of their career, and for the ones that have related backgrounds and wish to start working in the field of nutritional counselling.

Registration fee                                                                   

The workshop, which is bundled to an online course, will be proposed at a discounted fee of 50 EUR in 2019.

Timeline

The workshop in Reading will be held on 16th December 2019

Application deadline : 2nd December 2019

Learning objectives and outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will know about the influence of nutrition on performance in the context of sport, exercise and daily life, and they will be able to learn from experts about the current trends in nutritional approaches of athletes, including high-level sports performance.

Participants will identify barriers to achieve well-structured and consistent nutritional practices that support both daily health and physical performance.

How to join the programme

This course is part of a blended programme.

As such, you can apply via the EIT Food application platform : https://apply.eitfood.eu/courses/course/38-effectively-change-food-habits-innovative-techniques-and-personalised-nutrition-approaches

Online Course 1 - Part of the blended programme

Title 

Changing Eating Behaviours and Personalised Nutrition

Description

The course will focus on:

  • Psychological dynamics at play in eating behaviour;
  • Nudging and other behavioural strategies that can be leveraged to induce a change;
  • Personalised nutrition and nutrigenetics;
  • Science technology and nutrient metabolism; and
  • The different nutritional requirements and approaches needed by different sectors of the population

Who should join the course

This course is for professionals who may not have a background in nutrition, but wish to learn how to improve the eating behaviour and diet of their clients.

Registration fee                                                                   

The course, which is bundled to a workshop, will be proposed at a discounted fee of 50 EUR in 2019.

Timeline

The course will take place in the last quarter of 2019.

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the tool described in the lectures to study cases, analysing them and discussing why new approaches could be more effective than ‘traditional’ ones;
  • Design diet-modifying intervention for groups that integrate personalized nutrition approaches with nudging;
  • Describe the role that apps and new technologies can have in interventions focused on eating behaviour;
  • Reflect on professional/workplace experience and improve the professional practice using the information of the multidiscipline nature of animal feed production.

How to join the programme

This course is part of a blended programme.

As such, you can apply via the EIT Food application platform : https://apply.eitfood.eu/courses/course/38-effectively-change-food-habits-innovative-techniques-and-personalised-nutrition-approaches

Online Course 2 - independent from the blended programme

Title

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Description

The course will focus on:

  • Why is science communication important?;
  • Defining a message and the intended audience;
  • Going from the message to a story;
  • Small-scale public science dissemination events; and
  • The relationship between scientists and journalists

Who should join the course

The course is designed for scientists and researchers who wish to communicate the results and theory of their field(s) of study to the public.

This includes graduate and postgraduate students, academic staff of all career levels, and scientists not working in academia

Registration fee                                                                   

The course will be proposed at a discounted fee of 42 GBP / 47 EUR in 2019.

Timeline

The course will have multiple runs in 2019 and 2020.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Design small-scale public science communication events;
  • Reflect on the role of traditional and social media in the communication of science;
  • Improve their science communication activities by clearly identifying the target audiences, the messages and the stories to be told

How to join the course

This course, independent from the blended programme, is available on FutureLearn.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

Grupo AN S.Coop
BEYOU HEALTH COACH
UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM
UNIVERSITY OF READING

Project team

Katiuscia Sacco
Institution

University of Torino

Contact details

katiuscia.sacco@unito.it

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