Food as Medicine

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At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas....
At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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Course Description

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 i...

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.

Reviews 9/10 stars
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Gaetane Moriana

10/10 starsCompleted
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Loved all the speakers as they made this class very interesting and addicting. Thank you so much for making it fun to understand about food and medicine.
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Suzie Farrell

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
I have enjoyed this short course and am using it as a stepping stone to study a Diploma in Nutrition. It gave me some insight and great resources and websites that I may be able to use in the future.
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Warsame Mohamed

8/10 starsCompleted
10 months ago
The content was clear and understandable The instructor helped me alot to for the topics and lessons of the course. The provider was nice and all images looked clear to me and showed that nutrition is another world we have to go with a journey to study so as to live with food as medicine
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1 year, 9 months ago
The course content was both innovative and interesting, with easy to digest portions. I really enjoyed the course and found it easy to follow. Moreover, I enjoyed learning about the tutors.
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Carla

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 9 months ago
I really loved this course and found the information provided very interesting and easy to digest... pardon the pun. It is wonderful to be able to access this kind of information for free. Thank you! For personal reasons I would have loved for the course to have spent longer talking about Gluten and Dairy and where the current research is up to regarding their connection to certain diseases and inflammation in general. Apart from this, I thought it was very well put together.
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Tom O'Sullivan

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 10 months ago
I've really enjoyed this course which was presented in a clear informative manner. All sections were relevant and stimulating. The presenters were really knowledgable but also explained everything in a way that was easy to digest.
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1 year, 10 months ago
I am not a nutritionist, but I absolutely loved the content in this course. I learnt a lot about food and nutrition. This course improved my quality of life(yes). Some videos had bad quality, but the presentation and the content was great.
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