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Certificate of Achievement

René Marsilli Hernández

has completed the following course:

Nutrition and Wellbeing

University of Aberdeen

This online course explored the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies. It helped demystify the complex and often conflicting messages about diet and health from sources like the media, food industry and scientific community.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Alex Mavroeidi

Honorary Lecturer at The Institute of Medical Sciences

University of Aberdeen

Dr Alex Johnstone

Senior Research Fellow, Rowett Insitute of Nutrition and Health

University of Aberdeen

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Learning outcomes

  • Describe components of a healthy diet
  • Identify principles of healthy eating
  • Apply principles learned to assess their own dietary intake
  • Develop an understanding of good examples of evidence based research
  • Calculate their own Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Explore the influences on food choice and eating behaviors
  • Identify current nutrition controversies
  • Discuss their own views on food and eating


  • The makings of a ‘healthy diet’: What are the principal constituents of food? Which components of your diet can promote wellbeing and reduce the risk of diseases?
  • Why do we eat what we eat?: What are the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices? How do we make sense of available nutrition information?
  • Food and disease: Can you really eat your way to health?
  • Nutrition fads, myths and the plain truth: Is there such a thing as a ‘miracle’ diet, or are our genes to be blamed for our current nutritional habits?

Issued on 2nd March 2017

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Free online course:

Nutrition and Wellbeing

University of Aberdeen