Explore the effects of food on our health and the importance of a healthy diet
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 the nutrition facts and what foods could potentially harm us.
On this course, you’ll learn the basics of nutrition and how to incorporate a healthy diet as an adult or an older person.
You’ll also find out about the health problems that can be caused by poor nutritional choices.
Finally, you’ll learn about food safety, and how to identify harmful food additives and the risks they pose to health.
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?
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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, and no previous experience is required.
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