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Nutrition: Health and Sustainability
Nutrition: Health and Sustainability

Nutrition: Health and Sustainability

Explore the relationship between nutrition, health and sustainability and understand how healthy eating can prevent disease.

Course overview

Understanding the relationship between diet and health is important, since eating bad food is nowadays one of the key causes of several diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and various non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Throughout this course, you’ll identify healthy diets and dietary patterns, and will see what kinds of foods play an important role in treating and preventing diseases.

Who should join the course

This course has been developed for medical students or people working in health and wellbeing sector.

Professionals in the medical sector will find this course useful for providing an up to date analysis of topical nutrition debates.

Timeline 

The course will have multiple runs from summer 2021 onwards.

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Identify healthy diets and dietary patterns
  • Reflect on the possible causes (biological, social, psychological) of unhealthy eating patterns.
  • Explore the current healthy guidelines and understand how they can be applied to different population groups
  • Identify how and which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing and play an important role in treating/preventing disease.
  • Explore the relationship between food, nutrition, diets and human health at different life stages

How to join the course 

This course is available on FutureLearn: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/nutrition-for-health-and-sustainability-open-course/1

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Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

University of Reading
University of Hohenheim
University of Turin
CSIC
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG)

Project Lead

Vivien Bodereau
Institution

EIT Food

Role

Education Programme Manager

Contact details

vivien.bodereau@eitfood.eu

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