Nutrition and Health: Micronutrients and Malnutrition


Nutrition and Health: Micronutrients and Malnutrition

Learn from the top professors of Wageningen University & Research about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact your health. This free online course is offered as a MOOC, and is part of the Professional Certificate Pogramme: Nutrition and Health.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Registration period

Mon 20 January 2020 until Thu 11 June 2020

Mon 20 January 2020 until Thu 8 October 2020

Fri 12 June 2020 until Thu 4 February 2021


Tue 3 March 2020 until Thu 2 July 2020

Tue 7 July 2020 until Thu 29 October 2020

Tue 3 November 2020 until Thu 25 February 2021

Duration 7 weeks, 6-8 hours per week
Certificate Course materials free, certificate after payment

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Content of the course

Food plays a central role in our society but few people actually understand what it does to our bodies. Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health. The course will focus on undernutrition and micronutrients. The team of professors from Wageningen University and Research will introduce you to vitamins and minerals and their role in human health.

The course will address the micronutrient content of foods and will cover the role of the various micronutrients in the body. In addition, it will discuss how suboptimal nutrition and micronutrient deficiences may affect human health and will pay particular attention to global hunger and malnutrition.

While no previous knowledge is needed we recommend you the finish te MOOC Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition first.

What you will learn

  • Basic chemistry of vitamins and minerals
  • Food composition
  • The role of vitamins and minerals in the body
  • The impact of malnutrition on public health and the global disease burden
  • Nutritional strategies to improve nutritional status and combat malnutrition

Professional Certificate Programme Nutrition and Health

This MOOC is, together with the MOOC Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition, part of the Professional Certificate Programme: Nutrition and Health which learns you more about food, nutrition and how your diet impacts your health.

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