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Introduction to Nutrition and Food Safety

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Explore the effects of food on our health and the importance of a healthy diet

What, and how much, we eat has an enormous impact on our health. But, with confusing packaging and news headlines it can be hard to know the nutrition facts and what foods could potentially harm us.

On this course, you’ll learn the basics of nutrition and how to incorporate a healthy diet as an adult or an older person.

You’ll also find out about the health problems that can be caused by poor nutritional choices.

Finally, you’ll learn about food safety, and how to identify harmful food additives and the risks they pose to health.

This course is for anyone looking to understand nutrition, and no previous experience is required.


  • Nutrition and longevity
    • Introduction to the course
    • The definition of aging
    • Life expectancy
    • Factors influencing aging process and its prevention
  • Nutrition in adulthood
    • Course structure survey
    • An overview of nutrition in adulthood
    • Women health & nutrition
    • Selected nutrition-related health problems
  • Pesticide: to use or not to use?
    • What are pesticides?
    • Classification of pesticides and residues monitoring
  • Food adulteration and inspection
    • Overview of food adulteration
    • Quality control on foods
    • Assessment time

Taught by

Jane Chao


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  • Anonymous
    The information is current and relative to my profession. I also appreciate the ability to watch the video and also read the transcript.

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