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Certificate of Achievement

Randal Oulton

has completed the following course:

A Nutritional Approach to Agriculture and Food Security

University of Leeds

In the first week learners considered the generic and nutrition-specific skills which are important for designing and evaluating interventions. Learners also examined some nutrition-sensitive interventions and the ways in which they can support people to grow or produce nutritious crops and animal foods. In the second week learners evaluated the consequences of nutrition-sensitive interventions and policies on social, economic and environmental aspects.

2 weeks, 4 hours per week

Caroline Orfila

Professor of Plant Biochemistry and Nutrition

University of Leeds

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Learning outcomes

  • Conceptualise nutrition in relation to the rest of the food system
  • Evaluate nutrition-sensitive approaches and how these can increase food and nutrition security with a focus on the Global South
  • Develop skills in dietary assessment, food composition and measures of diet quality and diversity
  • Apply the evaluation skills needed to select and introduce nutrition-sensitive interventions relevant to your own field of work or study
  • Evaluate the consequences of nutrition-sensitive interventions and policies in respect of their social, economic, and environmental impacts.
  • Assess the role of women in promoting nutrition-sensitive interventions


Week 1: What is a nutrition sensitive food system?

  • Activity 1: Understanding nutrition sensitive agriculture in the context of sustainable development goals
  • Activity 2: The role of crops in a healthy sustainable diet
  • Activity 3: Animal production for a healthy and sustainable diet

Week 2: Exploring nutrition sensitive food systems

  • Activity 1: How to design a nutrition sensitive food system
  • Activity 2: Food based dietary guidelines and food choice
  • Activity 3: How to assess the broader impacts of nutrition sensitive agriculture

Issued on 4th October 2021

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A Nutritional Approach to Agriculture and Food Security

University of Leeds