Coursera offers an free online course on Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights by the Vanderbilt university.
Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights
Workload: 2-4 hours / week.
Taught in English
Subtitles available in: English
About the Course:
Separate fact from fiction and fads as you learn about core nutrition concepts and how to evaluate not only personal food choices and overall dietary patterns, but nutrition related content in the media and in advertising.
Such topics include fundamentals of a healthful eating pattern, nutrition labeling, dietary supplements, fortified and "super" foods, plant-based nutrition, and nutrition and fitness.
The course will also include an overview of nutrition fundamentals as they relate to human health.
During this course you will have the opportunity to:
- Analyze and evaluate your own food and beverage intake using a recommended online or cell phone app nutrient database.
- Research of a dietary supplement of your choosing using credible informational websites as well as evidence-based medical literature.
- Personally examine the concept of energy balance through determination of your calorie needs, intake and expenditure.
Classes will commence from 20th January 2014.
How to apply:
Apply online (https://www.coursera.org/course/lifenutr).