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Feb 13th 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: 5.3 (32 votes)
Feb 13th 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: 6.2 (15 votes)
Jan 30th 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: 8.3 (3 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Managing a company in the food and beverage industry is a fascinating task. Food and beverage products are so deeply rooted in the culture of most countries that making and selling them is not only a matter of making and selling good and tasty products, but products that nurture people's body, soul, and heart. Given this, it's not difficult to see that the task quickly becomes complex.

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Jan 23rd 2017

Este curso fue desarrollado por el Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) en colaboración con la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) con el propósito de introducir el tema de Innovación y su importancia en el sector Agroalimentario. En un mundo donde la globalización de los mercados es imperante y el cambio climático afecta las prácticas agrícolas, la competitividad sin innovación no es procedente. Por ello, durante el curso se analiza y reconoce
la innovación como un agente que promueve la competitividad.

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Jan 18th 2017

Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering. During each week of this course, chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain the science behind the recipe.

Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
Jan 16th 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: 6.7 (12 votes)
Jan 16th 2017

Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about diet, health and lifestyle today, with this free online course. This free online course will help you understand the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies.

Average: 5.1 (15 votes)
Jan 12th 2017

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: 5.5 (4 votes)
Jan 9th 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)
Jan 9th 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: 6 (1 vote)
Jan 9th 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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Jan 9th 2017

Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course. Are we really what we eat? And how do we know what is in our food? This free online course will look to answer some of these questions, by looking at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll look at the components of food that are given on food labels and consider how these are processed by the body.

Average: 7.4 (7 votes)
Dec 6th 2016

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: 7.2 (5 votes)
Nov 14th 2016

¿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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Oct 31st 2016

Chart the history of royal food in the splendour of royal palaces. Did you know that Henry VIII ordered the first apricot trees to be planted in England because he couldn’t get enough of them? Or that chocolate was first introduced to England by Charles II to compete with the French court? On this course, you’ll join expert historians, curators and food scientists from the University of Reading and Historic Royal Palaces, to immerse yourself in the changing tastes of successive generations of royalty and experience the splendour of their palaces - from the Tudors to the 20th century.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Oct 24th 2016

An introduction to modern analytical science techniques and how they can be used to uncover food fraud. The food industry is one of the most important commercial sectors in the world. Everyone uses it, but how many people abuse it? As we witness the increasing globalisation of the supply chain, a growing challenge is verifying the questionable identity of raw materials in the food we eat.

Average: 1 (2 votes)
Oct 24th 2016

Explore the role of food in health. Apply nutrition science to guide you on using food as medicine for you and your family. This free online course introduces the concept of food as medicine. You will explore how food can be important both in preventative health and in the treatment of certain conditions 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.

Average: 6.4 (5 votes)
Oct 16th 2016

A alimentação é cada vez mais uma preocupação constante e o conhecimento, sobretudo em alturas de crise, é uma excelente ferramenta para a adoção de escolhas alimentares mais saudáveis. Este curso apresenta um conjunto de conceitos e dicas úteis e práticas com o objetivo de demonstrar que é possível na prática ter uma alimentação saudável e ao mesmo tempo económica.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Oct 4th 2016

¿Es segura la comida que ingerimos? ¿Pueden volver a producirse situaciones como la crisis de las vacas locas o la crisis de los pepinos en la Unión Europea? En este MOOC analizaremos la regulación del Derecho de la UE para conseguir tal objetivo.

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