About this course
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 course will introduce you into the vitamins and minerals and their role in human health.
More course information and instructions on how to register can be found on: https://www.wur.nl/Virtual-Exchange.htm or click on the top-right link on this page. Note: In order to receive credits for this course registration is only possible through the Virtual Exchange administration.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to understand:
- basic chemistry of vitamins and minerals;
- food composition;
- the role of vitamins and minerals in the body;
- the Impact of malnutrition on global disease burden;
- nutritional strategies to improve nutritional status and combat malnutrition.
Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition.