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Nutrition: Eating to Live Well

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Discover the effect nutrition has on humans throughout their lives

Have you ever wondered how what you eat affects your health? Nutrition plays a key role in human health and disease prevention. On this course, you will explore the food health crisis of modern times, and learn how nutrition can help humans experience longer and healthier lives.

This course will explore the foundation of nutrition and metabolism in the human body, and teach you how to assess a healthy nutrition plan. You will also be introduced to nutrition recommendations for different ages and stages of life, including for breastfeeding mothers and those living with disease.

Did you know there is a version of this course in Mandarin Chinese? If you would like to join the Chinese version you can find it here.


This course is designed for anyone with an interest in how nutrition affects the human body.


  • Modern People's Health Crisis and Its Coping Strategies
    • Welcome
    • Modern People's Health Crisis
    • Health Crisis Coping Strategies
  • Eating Well in Infancy and Lactation
    • The Importance of Breastfeeding
    • Issues and Concern to Mothers of New Babies
    • Course survey
  • Eating Well in Severe Diseases
    • Introduction to Glutamine
    • Clinical Trial on Glutamine Supplementation
  • Eating Well in Aging
    • Health Food: Definition, Category and Function
    • Regulation and Management of Health Food
    • Assessment time

Taught by

Jane Chao


3.9 rating at FutureLearn based on 32 ratings

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