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Farmer or Pharma: Supplements debate

In this video, a number of nutrition experts from Monash University share their views on how we should obtain nutrients we require to stay healthy.

At a time when nutrient supplements are popular, many people ask the question: should we obtain the nutrients we require to be healthy from supplements or from foods?

Watch a number of nutrition experts from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University (who are experts in different areas of nutrition spanning public health, to nutrition science) share their thoughts on obtaining nutrients from food and supplements.

Talking point

Within the Comments, consider sharing with other learners your thoughts on how we should obtain the nutrients we require to be healthy.

  • Should it be from food or supplements, or a combination of both?

You might like to take some time to read comments made by other learners, and if you find these comments interesting, respond to them. Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.

Managing comments

Comments on a step can be ‘filtered’ which helps you access them in a way that’s best for you. You can do this by selecting comments by ‘All comments’, ‘Bookmarked’, ‘Your comments’ or ‘Following’ from the drop-down menu in the comments section of the step. You can can also sort by ‘Newest’, ‘Oldest’ or ‘Most liked’.

You can also bookmark comments to remind yourself of certain contributions that you might wish to refer back to at a later stage.

Mentioning other learners

When replying to a comment, you can also mention other learners that are taking part in the comment thread. You can do this by entering the learner’s profile name as part of your reply. For example, @User3320607 That’s an excellent description! @User4499578 What do you think?

Please note, you can only mention others who are in the thread and cannot use the mention functionality in stand alone comments.

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