Food as Medicine

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Explore the role of food in health. Apply nutrition science to guide you on using food as medicine for you and your family.
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E-Learning
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Gesundheitswesen, Lebensmittel

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Kursinhalt

How can we use food as medicine?

This course introduces the concept of food as medicine. You will explore how food can be important both in preventative health and as an aid in the management of certain chronic diseases today, in the past and in the future. You will also learn about what’s in food that gives it the potential to improve our health and how to recognise which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing, and how food can play an important role in treating/preventing disease.

This course will have broad general interest appeal to everyone interested in food, nutrition and health. But it will be of particular interest to healthcare professionals who are looking to have more evidenced-based information, to assist them in providing food-based recommendations to their patients.

AfN Certified Course

This course has been certified by the Association for Nutrition. It meets AfN standards for nutrition training of individuals working at Level 1 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

What does AfN Certification say about this course - please visit the Association for Nutrition website.

Please note completion of this course does not lead to registration on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists nor does it equip any individual to practice ethically as a nutritionist.

BDA Endorsed Course

BDA endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity. Completion of this course does not provide you with qualifications to practice as a nutritionist or dietitian.

Kursziele
Describe what is meant by the term ‘food as medicine’ and list a number of examples of how foods have been used as medicine in the past.,Identify how and which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing, and play an important role in treating/preventing disease.,Identify current evidenced based, nutrition related public health guidelines and apply these to improve personal eating habits and nutritional intake.,Identify foods/components of food that have an effect on different body systems, weight and appetite, fertility and pregnancy, and the genome.
Anforderungen
This course will have broad general interest appeal to everyone interested in food, nutrition and health. But it will be of particular interest to healthcare professionals who are looking to have more evidenced-based information, to assist them in providing food-based recommendations to their patients. ##AfN Certified Course This course has been certified by the Association for Nutrition. It meets AfN standards for nutrition training of individuals working at Level 1 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). What does AfN Certification say about this course - please visit the [Association for Nutrition website](http://www.associationfornutrition.org/Default.aspx?tabid=247). __Please note completion of this course does not lead to registration on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists nor does it equip any individual to practice ethically as a nutritionist.__ ##BDA Endorsed Course BDA endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity. Completion of this course does not provide you with qualifications to practice as a nutritionist or dietitian.
Kurssprache
Englisch