An Introduction to Nutrition and Healthy Living
Explore healthy eating and active living
This six-week course will introduce you to the importance of healthy eating and active living to help you improve your overall wellbeing.
From creating a balanced meal and understanding how our digestive system works to exploring nutrition at every stage of life, you’ll learn key nutrition concepts to apply to your everyday life.
You’ll finish the course with the vital tools to make nutrition and healthy activity a part of your lifestyle.
Understand what makes a balanced meal
You’ll learn about the digestive system as you unpack the role of macronutrients, micronutrients, water, and fibre in improving gut health.
Next, you’ll delve into nutritional strategies based on gender, age, target population, and more to understand how to create balanced meals and healthy eating for all different types of people.
Unpack healthy living and the importance of exercise
With an improved knowledge of healthy eating, you’ll investigate the role of exercise in supporting healthy living. You’ll explore the benefits of exercise and how you can do more of it, no matter what your age.
Next, you’ll investigate the importance of sleep and how lack of sleep affects us in different ways.
Delve into meal planning
Finally, you’ll learn the methods to effectively plan your meals to optimise your health. You’ll explore techniques such as mindfulness and food journaling to help further improve your health.
Learning from the experts at the University of California, Riverside, you’ll finish the course with a solid understanding of nutrition to ensure you no longer diet and instead, lead a healthier life.
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...
- Investigate the role of macronutrients and micronutrients in healthy eating and living
- Identify the organs of the digestive system and how they work together
- Assess nutritional needs based on gender, age, sex, and target population
- Evaluate how methods like meal planning or food journaling can optimize one's health
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to improve their diet and overall health.
Who developed the course?
Established in 1954, UCR University Extension is the continuing and professional development division of the University of California, Riverside (UCR), and is an internationally-recognized leader in education for individuals, organizations, and communities–regionally, nationally, and internationally.
LocationUCR University Extension 1299 University Ave. Suite 201 Riverside, CA 92507 Tel: 951.827.4105
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