Learn from the top professors of Wageningen University and Research about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact humans. This free online summer course is offered as a MOOC, and is part of the Professional Certificate Pogramme: Food, Nutrition and Health.
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 may affect human health and will pay particular attention to global hunger and malnutrition.
No previous knowledge needed but course adds to knowledge gained from the course Food, Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition.
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 global disease burden
- Nutritional strategies to improve nutritional status and combat malnutrition
Professional Certificate Program
This MOOC is part of the Professional Certificate Pogram: Food, Nutrition and Health which learns you more about food, nutrition and how your diet impacts your health. Learn more.