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The Nutritional Needs of Individuals

For people looking to work as a nutritionist or wanting to enhance their performance in their current role by providing a better advice on leading a healthy lifestyle.

  • Lessons 10 lessons
  • Duration 12 hours
  • 100% online No existing qualification required
  • Price $39
Develop the skills to evaluate nutrition information

Eating habits have drastically changed from the era of prehistoric man to modern times, as has our understanding of nutrition, diet, and disease.

On this four-week course, you’ll explore the scientific basis of human nutrition, current nutrition concepts, and controversies around nutrition.

By the end of this course, you’ll better understand your own eating habits and be able to apply your new knowledge to your own diet.

Discover what makes up a healthy and sustainable diet

This course will guide you through the different components of food and the nutrients found within. You’ll delve into energy, macronutrients, and micronutrients, all to give you a wider picture of nutrition and wellbeing.

You’ll also look at the drivers that influence our food choices, including sugar and addiction, as well as what sustainability really means and how to create a healthy, sustainable diet.

Examine the links between food and disease

It’s long been known that food choices can both increase the risk of disease as well as help to prevent it.

You’ll investigate the impact that diet can have on decreasing the risk of both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Looking at studies into different types of nutrients and disease, you’ll focus on the effects of fish oils, fibre rich foods such as fruit and vegetables, and vegetarian diets.

Gut Bacteria

Explore nutrition fads and the truth about food fortification

This course will look at the truth behind the most common nutrition misconceptions, from whether genes are to blame for the rise in obesity to whether we should all be taking vitamin D supplements.

You’ll finish this course by exploring the importance of food fortification, especially in combating dietary deficiencies, and the need to balance nutrition with physical activity.

How it works?
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Describe components of a healthy diet
  • Apply principles learned to assess their own dietary intake
  • Calculate their own Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Identify current nutrition controversies
  • Identify principles of healthy eating
  • Develop an understanding of good examples of evidence based research
  • Explore the influences on food choice and eating behaviors
  • Discuss their own views on food and eating

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in better understanding nutrition and how to make effective changes to their own diet.

Who will you learn with?

Dr.Serena Martin, dietologist and nutrition expert

I firmly believe in the power of nature and the natural laws of the body. I offer a unique approach to creating a complete and personalized path to wellness. Together we can achieve success in helping you attain optimal health.

Your in-person appointments will take place in my office where I only see patients one at a time so I can fully support you during your session.

What do people say about this course?

“This course punches above its weight! I've enjoyed it so much. Many thanks and compliments to our wonderful tutors at the University of Aberdeen for an excellent course. You managed to cover a lot of topics of interest regarding nutrition, diet and exercise in a dynamic and vibrant way. I appreciate the research-based information and advice. The resources supplied are generous and comprehensive. ”

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