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Welcome to Week 3

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 …

Nutrition: What Should Pregnant Women eat?

The foundation of a child’s health is laid during pregnancy. As a child is completely dependent on the nutrition and nutritional reserves of the mother, a healthy and safe diet …

Motivational Interviewing for Health Behaviour

Motivational Interviewing (MI) aims to help patients identify and change behaviours that place them at risk of developing health problems. This article will enable you to gain knowledge of the …

What Factors Contribute to Heart Disease?

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. A growing body of evidence makes the crosstalk between diet and health now unquestionable. The current challenge is …

Nutrition and Health Claims on Food Labels

EU Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 (updated in (EU) No 1047/2012) ensures that claims made or implied on food labels or in related advertising are clear, scientifically accurate, evidence-based and do …

Nutrition experts in your country

There are numerous, reliable sources of information about food and nutrition news in traditional (newspapers, magazines) and social media. You may like to look at this infographic on the EUFIC …

What is Malnutrition?

Most people have seen the shocking images of severely malnourished children with stick-thin arms, ribs sticking out and a bloated belly. Malnutrition can present itself in different forms though, even …

Case Study: Obesity in The Netherlands

To get a clearer picture about the causes of obesity and what to do about, let’s zoom in on The Netherlands. Worldwide it is ranked number 99 on the obesity …

NCDs and Diet

Non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) are not transmissible diseases that can affect anyone, anywhere, regardless of age or gender. NCDs are primarily cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. …

How does healthy eating prevent disease?

“What is a healthy diet?” Providing an easy answer to this question is understandably difficult. In fact, numerous physicians might struggle to find a concise and clear answer to this …

What is a healthy weight?

The obesity epidemic Worldwide, obesity has become one of the most important health issues with about 1.9 billion adults being overweight and more than 650 million people being obese (WHO …

Globalisation and Diet

Up to a couple of generations ago diets heavily relied on local food availability, with periods of abundance and shortage. This pattern has now changed, particularly in the Western world. …