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Online Course

Food Science and Nutrition: From the Farm to You

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

Overview

Discover the science of food and understand the value of nutrition in our diets

On this course, you’ll learn how food science and nutrition helps us to understand and study the fascinating world of food.

You’ll explore the food supply chain and learn how food processing can make food healthier.

You’ll examine how new food technologies are revolutionising food production and how new products are developed.

You’ll also explore how nutritional needs vary in different countries and how policies on nutrition are developed.

Through case studies, you’ll understand the importance of micro and macronutrients and explore what happens to food whilst it’s in your body.

The course is designed for anyone interested in exploring food’s journey from the farm all the way to what happens inside our bodies.

It will be particularly useful for students who want to study food science or nutrition at university.

The course is part of the Going to University collection and completing it can help improve your university application by broadening your understanding of food science and nutrition and developing your independent learning skills.

The course can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

The material could also be included in biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering classes.

Taught by

Mathew Francis

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Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 21 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The entire class was interesting from the very first chapter. I especially liked the added articles that were embedded in the class itself. The way how the articles were presented was not boring at all. I liked how I was able to see all the other learners' responses while I was doing mine. The whole class and reading was very well put together, the final was a bit challenging...for me..but that is just my opinion..it was the small things you know? :) I am actually looking forward to taking another class here soon, I saw one with food and how it affects the mood..I am definitely interested in that one as well. Many thanks to the professors who put this together it was super interesting and easy to follow and learn.!!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I had a great learning experience.All the topics were explained in a nice manner.I liked the fact that,all the learners were given an opportunity to express their views and opinions on almost all the topics.I would like to thank the University of Leeds and the School of Food Science and Nutrition for creating such an interesting and intriguing course.I would like to thank Dr Matthew Francis,for having taught all the topics in a fun and interesting manner.

  • Anonymous
    I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot of new things and expanded my knowledge on some topics. I found it very interesting and it really got me thinking about how food works and all that can be done with it. I found it very useful in helping me decide whether to apply for more food science or nutrition based courses at uni. Would highly recommend.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Excellent course. Good introduction to food and nutrition. I am retired and did the course to help me understand nutrition and improve my diet. I would recommend this course to A level students wanting to get a taste (please excuse the pun) of this subject.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Es un excelente curso. Aprenderás sobre los nutrientes, la manera en la que el cuerpo recibe las vitaminas, proteínas, grasas, carbohidratos... y el efecto que tienen en nuestro cuerpo.
    También nos enseña sobre el proceso por el que pasan los alimentos para llegar desde la granja hasta ti.
    Tiene artículos interesantes para seguir aprendiendo sobre estas temáticas y en mi opinión, es útil para todas las personas, no necesitas conocimientos de estudiante de medicina o nutrición o algo parecido para entenderlo.
    Es importante saber lo que comemos, los efectos positivos y negativos que puede tener la comida en nuestros organismos y optar por alternativas saludables para evitar enfermedades y tener una buena calidad de vida.
  • Anonymous
    I have gained significant insight of Nutrition I had no prior knowledge of. When I initially began the course I assumed it would be fairly easy to with basic information. I sincerely appreciate that the course took aspects from Supply chain to consumer, very informative and somewhat difficult. looking forward to more in-depth study of food and nutrition.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course covered basic knowledge about food production and some more-detailed information on nutrition and our bodies. Some of the data is 20 years old and needs to be up-dated. It's a very good basic foods course that I would recommend to those curious about the production of food through its use.
  • Anonymous
    the course is awesome and very useful for young learners in food science and technology. it gives very new technological basis and new innovations related to food science field starting from farm to folk. its really appreciable the contents provided in an inserting manner with attractive videos.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course had a really good balance in content. Plenty of science based content as well as analytical/ consumer content, all designed to be accessible to everyone. I really enjoyed taking this course and I found it had plenty of links to everyday life! Thank you for the course :)
  • Kezia Khoo

    Kezia Khoo completed this course.

    The material was engaging through interactive tasks in website extensions. The knowledge presented was extremely fascinating and applicable to our everyday lives. It also made me reflect on my own food choices and food's journey from cradle to grave.
  • Rebecca Dunn

    Rebecca Dunn completed this course.

    I was interested in the topic and it covered much more information than I previously thought it would. It encouraged me those the lessons to find out more, even in my own country and state. I would recommended it highly.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I get more insights from this course. It is intersting and well delivered. I recommend this course for you who have chemistry, physics and biology background and interested in food to take part. Really enjoyed it.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was great, very informative. The information learnt was easy to understand. Ive learnt a lot and its made me hungry to learn more and go the the next step.
  • Saisrija Banavath completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Good opportunity for learning. Providing good courses that everyone can understand easily and everyone can have a grip in their interested topics.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A great thanks to the University of Leeds team. I am so delighted I have learned a lot these 2weeks. It has been a great time invested. Thank you
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A great thanks to the University of Leeds team. I am so delighted I have learned a lot these 2weeks. It has been a great time invested. Thank you
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I love how it gives me information well, I just have a thought that the learnings will be much better if the lessons are in a video
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was an interesting one, well detailed and met all expectations. Thank you for making this course available, and free to all.
  • Anonymous
    This online course was very interesting, it covered a wide range of related subjects and the graphics of the exercises are very well made.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Thanks for university of Leeds for this opportunity and specials thanks for lecturers I thinks that's helped me to learn more.

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