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Nutrition and Wellbeing

University of Aberdeen via FutureLearn


Gain skills to evaluate nutrition information and apply it to your own diet

This nutrition course will help you understand the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies.

Each week you’ll look at a different theme:

The makings of a ‘healthy diet’: Which components of your diet can promote wellbeing and reduce the risk of diseases?

Why do we eat what we eat? What are the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices?

Food and disease: Can you really eat your way to health?

Nutrition fads, myths and the plain truth: Are our genes to be blamed for our current nutritional habits?

This course is designed for anyone interested in nutrition courses or food and wellbeing.

Taught by

Alex Johnstone and Alex Mavroeidi

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    While the basic information of the course as it pertains to nutrients may be correct, the inflammatory "Is obesity a disease"-discussion is both out of place (Since the resulting bodyshape is only marginally relevant to the topic of Nutrition and Wellbeing)...
  • Robert Draper is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Straightforward basic class in nutrition and some of the ideas surrounding nutrition such as food addiction, sustainability and epigenetics. Well presented and clearly written, in Futurelearn's familiar bite-sized topic chunks with a good discussion going on in parallel. Well worth a look if you are new to the subject.
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