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Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to week 3
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Welcome to the third and final week of the course.

This week, we will explore the following topics:

  • Nutrition through life
  • The components of a healthy and sustainable food system
  • Putting it into practice

The first activity focuses on the nutritional needs through life, and how they evolve.

In the second, third and fourth activities, we aimed to demonstrate that food is not just a bundle of useful nutrients, but also something that creates and sustains identities and cultures across the world. You’ll also explore how food science affects regulations and the mechanism of translating evidence into policy action.

We also attempted to define what a “sustainable diet” is and invited Walter Willet, co-chairman of the EAT-Lancet Commission, to provide insights on the Planetary Health Diet.

Finally, the fifth activity is aiming to help you put into practice all the learning from this short course, and ultimately give you the tools to become an agent of change.

We hope you will join the discussion throughout the week. Let’s get started!

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