Online course in Health & Psychology

Nutrition: Eating to Live Well

Explore the importance of nutrition and learn how eating well can support humans to live longer, healthier lives.

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 1 hour
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Discover the effect nutrition has on humans throughout their lives

Have you ever wondered how what you eat affects your health? Nutrition plays a key role in human health and disease prevention. On this course, you will explore the food health crisis of modern times, and learn how nutrition can help humans experience longer and healthier lives.

This course will explore the foundation of nutrition and metabolism in the human body, and teach you how to assess a healthy nutrition plan. You will also be introduced to nutrition recommendations for different ages and stages of life, including for breastfeeding mothers and those living with disease.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The health crisis that many modern people are facing.
  • The foundation of nutrition and the body’s metabolism.
  • Dietary supplementation for breastfeeding mothers.
  • Recommended nutrition for those living with disease.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explain the foundation of nutrition and mechanism of metabolism
  • Describe the Nutrients recommendation in disease states
  • Explore dietary focus for different stages of life
  • Assess a healthy diet recommendation

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in how nutrition affects the human body.

Who will you learn with?

Jane Chao

Jane Chao

Dr. Jane C-J Chao is currently the Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in the Master Program in Global Health and Development at Taipei Medical University.

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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