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
Gain skills to evaluate nutrition information and apply to your own diet
This course will help you understand the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies.
Each week we look at a different theme:
• The makings of a ‘healthy diet’: Which components of your diet can promote wellbeing and reduce the risk of diseases?
• Why do we eat what we eat? What are the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices?
• Food and disease: Can you really eat your way to health?
• Nutrition fads, myths and the plain truth: Are our genes to be blamed for our current nutritional habits?
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.
Understand and evaluate nutrition information, advertising, and news in the media.
Apply nutrition knowledge to personal food choices and dietary patterns
This course is designed for anyone interested in food and wellbeing, and assumes no prior knowledge.