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Nutrition: Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living

Discover what a healthy diet looks like, how the digestive system works, and professional recipes designed for healthy living.

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours

Get healthy eating tips from top chefs

Healthy eating is key to a good lifestyle and positive mental wellbeing. However, many cooks and chefs are unsure of how to create healthy recipes and meals.

On this course, you’ll learn what a healthy diet really looks like from top professionals. You’ll get an extensive introduction to what a healthy diet looks like in practice, and learn how to practically implement this knowledge into your own cooking straight away.

Study the impact of healthy eating habits

Get an overview of how the digestive system actually functions, the biological factors that impact on our daily food consumption, and how a healthy gut can help the brain.

You’ll learn about the terminology behind nutrition, and understand the difference between calories and carbohydrates. Explore the importance of fibres, lipids, proteins, vegetables, and vitamins and in which foods to find these macro- and micro-nutrients.

You’ll have the chance to reflect upon the impact that healthy eating has on wellbeing, and explore aspects of gastro-philosophy alongside noted hospitality experts at the Swiss Education Group (SEG).

Finally, you’ll explore what mindful eating means, and how to employ different healthy cooking styles.

Create a manageable healthy eating plan

With access to recipes designed by professional chefs to help you design your own healthy cooking, you’ll learn how eating right can improve our skin and muscles.

By the time you’ve finished, you’ll be able to create a healthy eating plan, bringing your new knowledge into practice at work.

What topics will you cover?

  • Nutrition terminology
  • Macro and Micro Nutrients
  • Design healthy recipes
  • Wellbeing and Gastro-Philosophy
  • Mindful Eating

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore the characteristics of a healthy diet and its composition
  • Interpret the functioning of a human digestive system
  • Describe the importance of vitamins, calories, carbohydrates, sugar and others, and where to find them
  • Apply different healthy cooking styles on a daily basis

Who is the course for?

This course would be suitable for entry-level cooks, chefs, and food lovers who are interested in developing their knowledge of nutrition and want to create dishes based on their concepts.

It would also appeal to personal trainers and healthcare workers who want to enhance their knowledge of nutrition to further their career.

Who will you learn with?

Lecturer of Nutrition and Sustainable Sciences at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Culinary Chef at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Food Science Specialist at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Vice President Transformation & Strategic Partnerships at Swiss Education Group

Who developed the course?

Swiss Education Group

Swiss Education Group is Switzerland’s largest private hospitality educator and has its headquarters in Montreux (Switzerland), with additional offices in the Americas and Asia.

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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