Develop the skills to evaluate nutrition information
Eating habits have drastically changed from the era of prehistoric man to modern times, as has our understanding of nutrition, diet, and disease.
On this four-week course, you’ll explore the scientific basis of human nutrition, current nutrition concepts, and controversies around nutrition.
By the end of this course, you’ll better understand your own eating habits and be able to apply your new knowledge to your own diet.
Discover what makes up a healthy and sustainable diet
This course will guide you through the different components of food and the nutrients found within. You’ll delve into energy, macronutrients, and micronutrients, all to give you a wider picture of nutrition and wellbeing.
You’ll also look at the drivers that influence our food choices, including sugar and addiction, as well as what sustainability really means and how to create a healthy, sustainable diet.
Examine the links between food and disease
It’s long been known that food choices can both increase the risk of disease as well as help to prevent it.
You’ll investigate the impact that diet can have on decreasing the risk of both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Looking at studies into different types of nutrients and disease, you’ll focus on the effects of fish oils, fibre rich foods such as fruit and vegetables, and vegetarian diets.
Explore nutrition fads and the truth about food fortification
This course will look at the truth behind the most common nutrition misconceptions, from whether genes are to blame for the rise in obesity to whether we should all be taking vitamin D supplements.
You’ll finish this course by exploring the importance of food fortification, especially in combating dietary deficiencies, and the need to balance nutrition with physical activity.
How it works?
Learning on this courseYou can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments. Join Now
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe components of a healthy diet
Apply principles learned to assess their own dietary intake
Calculate their own Body Mass Index (BMI)
Identify current nutrition controversies
Identify principles of healthy eating
Develop an understanding of good examples of evidence based research
Explore the influences on food choice and eating behaviors
Discuss their own views on food and eating
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in better understanding nutrition and how to make effective changes to their own diet.
Dr.Serena Martin, dietologist and nutrition expert
I firmly believe in the power of nature and the natural laws of the body. I offer a unique approach to creating a complete and personalized path to wellness. Together we can achieve success in helping you attain optimal health.
Your in-person appointments will take place in my office where I only see patients one at a time so I can fully support you during your session.
What do people say about this course?
“This course punches above its weight! I’ve enjoyed it so much. Many thanks and compliments to our wonderful tutors at the University of Aberdeen for an excellent course. You managed to cover a lot of topics of interest regarding nutrition, diet and exercise in a dynamic and vibrant way. I appreciate the research-based information and advice. The resources supplied are generous and comprehensive. ”
“Sviluppa la tua Intelligenza Emotiva” è un percorso di apprendimento intensivo progettato per aiutarti a comprendere e coltivare le tue competenze emotive fondamentali. Basato sulle ricerche di autori rinomati come Daniel Goleman e altri importanti studiosi del campo, il corso ti fornirà una solida base teorica e strumenti pratici per sviluppare la tua intelligenza emotiva e applicarla nella tua vita personale e professionale.