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Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

Learn the principles, science and health benefits of the Mediterranean and the Okinawa diets.

Your diet can make a big difference to your health. That’s why it’s so important to consider the value of different diets from around the globe. On this course you will explore the science and benefits of two well-known diets: the Mediterranean and Okinawa diets. You will learn the main components of these diets and how to prepare simple recipes. You will also consider what makes these diets healthy, and how they affect the body.

Who should join the course

This online course is for anyone interested in maintaining a healthy diet, you don’t need any previous experience.

Timeline 

The course will have multiple runs in 2020 and 2021.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Summarise the characteristics and benefits of the Mediterranean and Okinawa diets
  • Identify health-related properties of foods central to the two diets
  • Describe the importance of healthy food frequency consumption
  • Design at least one simple healthy recipe of one of the course diets
  • Reflect that there are many kinds of healthy diets and that these may be composed by using different foods and cultural approaches

How to join the course 

This course is available on FutureLearn:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/okinawa-diet

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Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

University of Turin

Project Lead

Luca Cocolin
Institution

University of Turin

Contact details

lucasimone.cocolin@unito.it

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