Online course

Introduction to Nutrition and Food Safety

Learn the basics of nutrition and understand what foods can harm us.

Explore the effects of food on health

What, and how much, we eat has an enormous impact on our health. But with confusing packaging and news headlines it can be hard to know how to eat well and what foods could potentially harm us.

On this course you will learn the basics of nutrition for staying healthy as an adult and as an older person. You will also learn about the health problems that can be caused by poor nutritional choices. Finally you will learn how to identify harmful food additives and the risks they pose to health.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Nutrition and longevity
  • Nutrition in the adulthood
  • Pesticide residues in food
  • Food adulteration and inspection

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
    This course started 12 November 2018

What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe the nutritional requirements for adults and the elderly
  • Record harmful ingredients in foods
  • Assess food-related health risks

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to understand nutrition, you don’t need any previous experience.

Who will you learn with?

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.

Yi-wen Chien

Associate professor, Department of Nutrition & Health Sciences, College of Nutrition, Taipei Medical University.

Yu-Chen Hou

Hi, I am Yu-Chen and currently an assistant professor of Master Program in Food Safety at Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.

Yung-Kun Chuang

Dr. Chuang is an Assistant Professor at Taipei Medical University. His research interests include food analysis, spectroscopy and spectral imaging, computer simulation and control, mass spectrometry.

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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