Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Malnutrition

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Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Malnutrition

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Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

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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. The team of Professors from Wageningen University will introduce you to vitamins and minerals and their role in human health.

The course will address the micronutrient content of foods and will cover the role of the various micronutrients in the body.  In addition, NUTR102x will discuss how suboptimal nutrition may affect human health and will pay particular attention to global hunger and malnutrition.

No previous knowledge needed but course adds to knowledge from NUTR101x. Join us to learn more about nutrition and health.

NUTR102x is part of the Nutrition-Food for Health xSeries of Wageningen University.

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NEBIYU AYALEW

4/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
i would like to learn more about human nutrition since I have a lot of experience with malnutrition
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judith thompson

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
I took this course and it was just awesome, the instructors were very precise in teaching they made it very easy to follow and they stay on course when explaining specifics. Am so glad I took the course, I missed the Nutrix1 but I will self pace and cant wait for Nutix3 in june. The best part is you can take the course anywhere you are in the world. Oh I did get my certificate but not the verified which I will seek. Take this course if you are into nutrition you'll be glad you did I DO!
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3 years, 4 months ago
Hi all I am very happy to take these online classes and especially making a big effort with my English , I know I'm learning new vocabulary and learning the wonderful it is to take care of our body and how to help others do it too
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Ossama Elshikh

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
I m very excited to learn more about nutrition ,I ve joined this course before but unfortunately I haven't completed because of my busy schedule In fact itis very useful science for all medical member S to know that's amazing material with those excellent professor S .
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
Hello to you all, My name is Duncan Wiafe Kusi. I am from Ghana but residing and working here in Italy. I am very happy that I have got certificates for both 101x and 102x . In fact I joined the second part but in the course of it , I realized that the first part which I mixed was also important so I wrote to the University for information on that. Immediately I got a reply and I was advised to pursue that one too if I could. I combined the two programmes from somewhere 10th November and completed the second part on the 4th December. Because the first part was said to be on the site till the end of December 2015, I worked had to complete the programme on the 18th December and got my pass mark of 60% to qualify for the Cert. The second part too, I got 72% but did not continue to submit the peer view assignment because I was not able to pay for the verified certificate so I decided not to go ahead since I would not receive any c... Hello to you all, My name is Duncan Wiafe Kusi. I am from Ghana but residing and working here in Italy. I am very happy that I have got certificates for both 101x and 102x . In fact I joined the second part but in the course of it , I realized that the first part which I mixed was also important so I wrote to the University for information on that. Immediately I got a reply and I was advised to pursue that one too if I could. I combined the two programmes from somewhere 10th November and completed the second part on the 4th December. Because the first part was said to be on the site till the end of December 2015, I worked had to complete the programme on the 18th December and got my pass mark of 60% to qualify for the Cert. The second part too, I got 72% but did not continue to submit the peer view assignment because I was not able to pay for the verified certificate so I decided not to go ahead since I would not receive any certificate from that one. I even called Professor Dr Sander Kersten on the phone to explain my situation and he did well to advise me that the course would be reopened in February so I can join it again. In fact I did not know that I have been awarded a certificate but when I revisited my dashboard, I saw that I have been issued a certificate. I was enthused and surprised. The two certificates will give me a competitive advantage over my competitors and also put food on the table. In fact, I spent about 10 to 12 hours a day before I was able to complete the two programmes within two months. Thanks to the Academic Board of Nutrition and Health Department of Wageningen University particularly, Professor Dr Sander Kersten for these valuable courses and his encouraging words.
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Ana Diaz

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I have enrolled in both courses about nutrición by Wageningen University. I found them to be very instructive and interesting. Since I have a humanistic background , for me these are new and amazing topics. I have enjoyed a lot studing. I learned a big deal. I am vey happy to know about the free access we are going to have to the courseware. Really satisfied. I am looking forward the start of 103 edition.
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Stamatios Tzanninis

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I had attended the first part of the course before. Needless to say, with my previous experience, I also wanted to attend the 2nd part as well. All the lectures were very well organised, with graphs, pictures and a genuine sense of humour. The prerequisites for understanding the course are minimal. I would suggest it to anyone who has interest in nutrition and diet. I will surely attend the 3rd part in the summer
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10/10 starsDropped
3 years, 5 months ago
Thanks to all team as the course is useful in all respects.Course is contribution to human society and is beneficial for everyone who understands school level chemistry and basic anatomy but any one can understand it. I am working as herbal expert but unfortunately could not pay full time due to personal reasons.I wish to complete next time in February. Technically the course is sound but it could be more brief . Regards to all staff. Iftikhar Kazmi
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Julie Crawford

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
Thank you Wageningen University for presenting such highly professional and informative courses (Nutrition 101 and 102). The presentations have been excellent and the real life experiences invaluable to listen to and learn from. The course content will assist me with my food choices and life style, both now and into the future. We hear a lot about over and under nutrition in the media but never really hear any facts. These courses have presented the facts in a very interesting, informative and professional manner. I now have a much better understanding of the problems being faced and things I can do to help. Thank you
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Sabrina Hogan

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I took Nutr101x and enjoyed it. Very good, compact view of the information. I then took nutr102x and found it to be concise and informative. I will be taking Nutr102x in june. I have since started my Bachelor Degree In Health And Wellness.
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Deepak Sharma

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I found the course in a balance, with time to time suggestions and guidance in best manner. I would request the team particularly to develop a more generalized version to benefit somewhat layman community. I would suggest more and more people should take such courses such that they are following rational diets and help others to lead good life with rational eating. Thanks a lot to Dr. Sander,, Alida, Inge and Guido
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R Hutch

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
My goal in taking the two nutrition MOOCs was to improve my own knowledgeable about the value of my various (and increasingly diverse) food choices. As a result I have a much clearer understanding of basic nutrition (Part 1), along with vitamins and minerals (Part 2). An amazing bonus was also gaining insights into the huge numbers of "real-world" challenges of over nutrition (Part 1) and under nutrition (Part 2). Its just hard to believe that such high-quality content and instructors have been made available by Wageningen Univ for a non-degree student for FREE!! THANK YOU!
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Jen Kennedy

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
In depth information on vitamins and relation to health. I learned a lot and have already implemented at work
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3 years, 6 months ago
The course is very helpful and interesting. The content of the course is well structured and the instructors are very good and offer high quality knowledge. Thank you.
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3 years, 6 months ago
Very informative and well balanced in function in the body, metabolism in the body, availability in food sources and supplements. Helps in depth, but not too detailed, understanding of what our body needs to keep the balance. Including reflection on research findings and conclusions, which help to better understand news items in media.
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3 years, 7 months ago
The content sounds perfect and very relevant The Instructor seem to be very competent, experienced and ready to impact their knowledge and experience to students who are read to learn from the instructors. Provider is good
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Tyoalumun Kpurkpur

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
The course content is rich and interesting. The knowledge of it will help a learner proffer a solution to hidden hunger. I am glad to be part of it. Thanks!
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Jonathan Masaba

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
I think the course is a great one, however I need to know if an individual who did not do the first part of this course is accepted to study the second. Thanks
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Khadija S

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
Hi,i m khadijas.The course is starting soon and i will do it.It will informative for everyone and we will able to know more about nutritions and health.
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Timothy Mabuga

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3 years, 7 months ago
Seems perfect am interested in learning as much as possible for my self and get to educated my local community on the importance of nutrition for a healthier community.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
Course content looks interesting. Instructors are awesome! Right now I am doing the part one and plan on finishing it before the 9th of November, when this course starts.
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Musa Reza

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
Hello this is Musa Reza from Afghanistna . It is very good Course for all Students and people . I thing if we start this Course we will not have any sickness
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