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Online Course

Food Nutrition for Healthy Living

NCERT via Swayam

Overview

Dear Viewers, this course is just into its second year of the offer and it is already one top MOOC Course. Why? Because it generates curiosity and interest among all and answers many a questions that arise in minds of people relating to health and well being.Who can imagine life without Food! Food is basic to our existence. Food is a key player in socialisation and social cohesion. There have been several reports of malnutrition or deaths due to poor nutrition, which have stirred the conscience of many. If you are one among those, we have this course for you. These days, nearly everyone is conscious about health and fitness. They want to know what to eat, how much to eat, how to prepare and how frequently to eat to remain active, healthy and fit. If you are one among those, this course is certainly for you. These days most people have heard about nutrient related terms through advertisements, their medical reports etc. They have heard about proteins, Calories, vit. D, iron, fibre, cholesterol etc. etc. They are eager to know which foods contain what, which foods to eat more in what conditions, which to avoid. Some people are concerned about the proper growth and development of their children. Adolescents are concerned about their figure. Parents are concerned about the performance of their children. Some are worried about their obesity while others are concerned about their low energy level. Commonly people ask how much should be their weight, how can they prevent their old age problems etc. If you are one among those this course is for you. Some people are confused with the glut of food and fitness products available in the market, all claiming to be almost miraculous.
If you want to know whether these will do any good to you, this course is for you!

The course has 20 interesting modules which will answer most of your questions and concerns. If any remain, here are we, I and my team who will be there to interact with you and satisfy your quest for knowing what you are looking for.
The 20 modules of the course deal with all aspects of Food, Nutrition, Health, Fitness and Hygiene and their interrelationships. Some of the titles include General knowledge about food selection for health and fitness; assessment of nutritional status, malnutrition; meal planning and minimising food wastage; healthy lifestyle - eating behaviour, physical activity, sleep and stress management; food labelling; food safety; nutraceuticals and functional foods etc. Aren’t these fascinating!
Some of the things the course takers will be able to do after doing this course are
  1. Assess nutritional status.
  2. Preventive measures for better health.
  3. Identify what lifestyle changes are required for health and wellness.
  4. Interpret the food labels and make appropriate selection of foods and beverages.
  5. Identify the medicinal properties of foods and food ingredients.
This is a 5 months duration course. One module shall be delivered per week. Each module of the course will have four quadrants, text, Video along with transcription; web links (to know more about the concept from other resources over the web), self assessment questions (MCQs, true/false, one word answers etc.) and learner will be motivated to have more interaction in discussion forums.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Weeks

Module

Subject Matter Expert

Week 0

How to access the course?

Week 1

Food, Nutrition, Health And Hygiene – Interrelationships (fnhl_10101)

Ms. Shipra Gupta
Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi

Week 2

Assessment of Nutritional Status - I (fnhl_10102)

Ms. Shipra Gupta
Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi

Week 3

Food, Nutrition, Health And Hygiene – Interrelationships (fnhl_10103)

Ms. Shipra Gupta
Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi

Week 4

Common Health Problems (fnhl_10104)

Dr. Anjana Agarwal
National Institute of Open Schooling, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Week 5

Nutrients in Food - Macronutrients (fnhl_10105)

Ms. Shaily Dubey Sabharwal
OPG world School, Dwarka, New Delhi

Week 6

Nutrients in Food - Micronutrients (fnhl_10106)

Ms. Shaily Dubey Sabharwal
OPG world School, Dwarka, New Delhi

Week 7

Balance diet - I (fnhl_10107)

Dr. Neena Bhatia andMs. Preeti Kamboj
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 8

Balance diet - II (fnhl_10108)

Dr. Neena Bhatia andMs. Preeti Kamboj
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 9

Conserving and enhancing nutritive value of Food (fnhl_10109)

Dr. Erram Rao
Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, New Delhi

Week 10

Food Selection for Health and Fitness (fnhl_10110)

Dr. Neena Bhatia andMs. Preeti Kamboj
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 11

Meal Planning And Minimizing Food Wastage – I (fnhl_10111)

Dr. Neena Bhatia andMs. Komal Rathi
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 12

Meal Planning And Minimizing Food Wastage – II (fnhl_10112)

Dr. Neena Bhatia andMs. Komal Rathi
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 13

HealthyLifestyle: Eating Behaviour (fnhl_10113)

Dr. Sangeeta Goomer
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 14

Healthy Lifestyle: Physical Activity, Sleep and Stress Management (fnhl_10114)

Dr. Sangeeta Goomer
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 15

Revision Week

Week 16

Food Labelling (fnhl_10115)

Dr. Sangeeta Goomer
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 17

Malnutrition (fnhl_10116)

Dr. Anjana Agarwal
National Institute of Open Schooling, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Week 18

Personal Hygiene (fnhl_10117)

Dr. Sangeeta Goomer
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 19

Food safety (fnhl_10118)

Dr. Sangeeta Goomer
Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Week 20

Medicinal Properties of the Food Ingredients (fnhl_10119)

Dr. Anjana Agarwal
National Institute of Open Schooling, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Week 21

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (fnhl_10120)

Dr. Bani Tamber Aeri
Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi

Week 22

Assignment

Week 23

Feedback Discussion


Taught by

Dr. Poonam Agrawal

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