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Nutrition and Wellbeing

Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, on this free nutrition course.

Nutrition and Wellbeing
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $69Find out more

Learn more about health and wellbeing and how you can apply it to your own diet

Whether you work in nutrition or on a personal level, understanding healthy eating is hugely important. However, the information we receive around nutrition can often be complex and confusing.

With this online nutrition course, you’ll discover the scientific basis of a healthy diet, and explore current nutritional concepts and controversies.

You’ll explore the concept of health and wellbeing, why we eat what we eat and the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices.

You’ll also uncover the truth about common nutritional myths, and the relationship between our genes and our nutritional habits.

What topics will you cover?

By the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the principle constituents of food, along with foods and dietary patterns that meet current UK based dietary recommendations and are associated with reduced risk of common chronic diseases.
  2. Understand and evaluate nutrition information, advertising, and news in the media.
  3. Apply nutrition knowledge to personal food choices and dietary patterns

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 components of a healthy diet
  • Identify principles of healthy eating
  • Apply principles learned to assess their own dietary intake
  • Develop an understanding of good examples of evidence based research
  • Calculate their own Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Explore the influences on food choice and eating behaviors
  • Identify current nutrition controversies
  • Discuss their own views on food and eating

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in nutrition courses or food and wellbeing.

What do people say about this course?

This course punches above its weight! I've enjoyed it so much. Many thanks and compliments to our wonderful tutors at the University of Aberdeen for an excellent course. You managed to cover a lot of topics of interest regarding nutrition, diet and exercise in a dynamic and vibrant way. I appreciate the research-based information and advice. The resources supplied are generous and comprehensive.

Helena Tubridy

Who will you learn with?

Senior research scientist at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

I lead a Research Team as a Nutrition Scientist based at the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen. I am interested in appetite across the life course. I am also a UK Registered Nutritionist.

Who developed the course?

University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen is the 3rd oldest Scottish and 5th oldest UK University. With 14500 students from 120 countries, it is a world leader in medical research, energy, environment, law and business.

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