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Jun 5th 2017

¿Cómo consigue la industria alimentaria ofrecernos una gama de alimentos de características tan diferentes y con vida útil tan variable y tan amplia? Este curso pretende introducir al alumno, de forma amena, en los procesos clave de la transformación y conservación de alimentos. Se descubrirán las claves de la producción alimentaria: tecnología y gestión.

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Learn about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact human health. Food plays a central role in our society but few people actually understand what it does to our bodies. Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health. The course will focus on undernutrition and micronutrients.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
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Learn about bacteria, pesticides and health hazards present in food. Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances.

Average: 7.7 (6 votes)
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Learn the fundamentals of nutrition and its impact on human health. Food plays a central role in our society but few people actually understand what it does to our bodies. Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health.This introductory nutrition course addresses the relationship between nutrition and human health with a focus on health problems related to overnutrition.

Average: 6.9 (9 votes)
May 29th 2017

La seguridad agroalimentaria es uno de los mayores problemas a nivel mundial debido a que existen millones de personas que no tienen acceso diario a los alimentos. Por ello, es necesario revisar el concepto y analizar su importancia, elementos para la construcción de políticas para generar seguridad alimentaria, así como los riesgos e implicaciones de no implementar estas políticas. Al hacerlo, puede contribuirse al reto global actual, el cual, requiere tomar conciencia de estos aspectos mejorar las condiciones de acceso, disponibilidad, estabilidad y utilización de alimentos.

Average: 7.7 (3 votes)
May 29th 2017

Walk through the basics of nutrition, how eating disorders develop, and learn the benefits of various diets. Ever wondered what really makes a healthy diet? In Food, Nutrition & Your Health you will learn the basic concepts of nutrition, as well as how to follow a diet that will protect you from various health problems. Starting with the building blocks of basic nutrition, you will learn how these can impact your digestion, energy and health. Find out how eating disorders develop, including the genetic, cultural and psychological factors involved. Finally, you will learn about various diets, including the social and biological factors that have contributed to their evolution.

Average: 5.2 (38 votes)
May 29th 2017

Comer bien en una vuelta al mundo no es tarea fácil . Aprenda cómo equilibrar alta nutrición con practicidad mientras navega alrededor del mundo. Este curso pretende introducirte en el mundo de la preparación de los deportistas que participan en regatas de navegación transoceánica, como la Barcelona World Race.

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May 29th 2017

La prise de conscience d'une raréfaction des ressources en protéines animales dans les décennies à venir et la nécessité de produire plus durablement ces ressources alimentaires nous conduit à repenser aux autres sources de protéines, notamment les protéines d'origine végétale. Parmi les sources de protéines végétales, la plus employée comme substitut des protéines animales est le soja, mais le soja n'est pas la seule source de protéines végétales. Il est donc opportun de faire le point sur les autres sources de protéines végétales et sur leur utilisation.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
May 29th 2017

How agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face. You will learn about the world’s population and the crucial role of agriculture in feeding the steadily increasing number of people. You will then see how climate and soils dictate the types of farms we see in different regions and countries.

Average: 6.6 (18 votes)
May 29th 2017

This course will explain the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms. The focus is primarily on laying hens and meat chickens (broilers) although many of the principles will be relevant to other types of poultry. The course is likely to be of interest to people who own chickens as pets or keep a small hobby flock, commercial egg and chicken meat producers, veterinarians and vet nurses.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
May 29th 2017

The Meat We Eat is a course designed to create a more informed consumer about the quality, safety, healthfulness and sustainability of muscle foods and address current issues in animal agriculture in developed and developing countries.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
May 22nd 2017

The New Nordic Diet is a new food culture developed in 2009-13 with key emphasis on gastronomy, health, and environment. Major research in its effect on acceptability, behaviour and learning skills, and disease prevention have been conducted by the OPUS centre at the University of Copenhagen and the people behind the award-winning restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.

Average: 7.3 (4 votes)
May 22nd 2017

A food system encompasses the activities, people and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment. In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to the U.S. food system and how food production practices and what we choose to eat impacts the world in which we live.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
May 17th 2017

Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine techniques illuminate scientific principles in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. In Part 2 of Science and Cooking (Part 1 is available here), we will be visited by more world-famous chefs who use a number of different styles and techniques in their cooking.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Who decides what food is on your plate? Understand the basics of access to food and food decision-making from a multilevel perspective. What does it take to provide access to safe and nutritious food every day? In this course, you’ll explore how key actors at the household, local, national and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food.

Average: 6.8 (6 votes)
May 15th 2017

This course provides an overview of the issue of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
May 15th 2017

Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy offers an overview of the latest research findings and international recommendations on a variety of nutrition-related aspects and outcomes of pregnancy. Ensuring a healthy nutritional status and lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is one of the best ways to help support the healthy growth and development of the unborn child. We will look at how a healthy diet and lifestyle should ideally be achieved prior to conception and provide recommendations for pre-conception counselling of women.

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May 8th 2017

Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. The culture of eating has changed significantly in recent decades, especially in parts of the world where processed foods dominate our dietary intake. This course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family.

Average: 8.1 (16 votes)
May 8th 2017

In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it.

Average: 6.9 (15 votes)
May 2nd 2017

La investigación en nutrición avanza de manera vertiginosa, e implica la necesidad de seguir formándose para mejorar las competencias profesionales a nivel individual y combatir la obesidad y patologías asociadas, teniendo en cuenta las interacciones que existen entre dieta, genes y salud.

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