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Introduction to Human Nutrition - Revised

Nutrition
Free Course

Learn more about human nutrition and health.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
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With the continual rise in in diet-related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease the course Introduction to Human Nutrition provides a broad insight into the dynamic field of human nutrition. It is also important to understand the role nutrition plays in growth and development throughout our lives, so we face important choices in terms of diet and nutrition on a daily basis.

This course will cover various topics from explaining the fundamental nutrients that provide us with the essential components for our bodies, to the scientific research and practices that are being conducted and continuously reported to the public. The course will also be of interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about human nutrition.

This course will be of great interest to all learners who want to gain an insight into human nutrition or any learner who wants to enter the field of human nutrition.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Describe different types of nutrients.
  • Discuss how food energy is measured.
  • Discuss non-nutritive components that provide health benefits.
  • Outline the various methods of nutrition research.
  • Discuss analyzing, publishing and interpreting nutrition and science research.

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