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Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This online course explored the different types of foods that are essential for health and wellbeing, and how food can play an important role in treating/preventing disease. Applying the latest research, the course enabled learners to improve their personal food choices and nutritional intake.
3 weeks, 4 hours per week
Professor, Head of Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, Monash University
- Describe what is meant by the term ‘food as medicine’ and list a number of examples of how foods have been used as medicine in the past.
- Identify how and which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing, and play an important role in treating/preventing disease.
- Identify current evidenced based, nutrition related public health guidelines and apply these to improve personal eating habits and nutritional intake.
- Identify foods/components of food that have an effect on different body systems, weight and appetite, fertility and pregnancy, and the genome.
- History of food as medicine
- Food and its role in prevention and treatment
- Macronutrients, micronutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants
- Nutrition complexities and controversies, and the importance of evidence
- Food and the gut
- Food and the brain
- Foods, fertility and pregnancy
- Food and weight
- Food and our genome
- Public health nutrition guidelines
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Issued on 22nd March 2021
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