Nutrition and Health: Micronutrients and Malnutrition

Learn about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact human health. This free online course is offered as a MOOC, and is part of the XSeries Nutrition: Healthy Food for Better Living.

Organisator Wageningen University & Research

di 13 maart 2018 tot vr 21 september 2018

Setup Online
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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 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 from Nutrition and Health Part 1. Join us to learn more about nutrition and health.

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


This MOOC is part of the XSeries Nutrition: Healthy Food for Better Living. which learns you more about food, nutrition and how your diet impacts your health. Learn more.

Meet the instructors