Food Components and Health


Over deze cursus

This is a general nutrition course that addresses the relation between nutrition and human health, and is primarily aimed at food technology students. The course will address the following aspects:

  • study design: how to design a proper nutritional study to examine the relation between food components and health?
  • nutrient metabolism: how are macronutrients processed in the human body and how is this regulated?
  • micronutrients: what is the specific role of vitamins and minerals and how do they influence human health?
  • targeted nutrition: what are the specific nutritional requirements of certain populations (infants, pregnant women, elderly, athletes)?


After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad overview of the field of nutritional science
  • Based on a specific research question, come up with a basic design for a nutritional study
  • Explain how macronutrients and micronutrients are processed in the human body
  • Use dietary guidelines as a basis for reformulating foods
  • Understand the mechanisms underlying the effect of nutrition on Health and disease
  • Estimate the nutritional requirements of specific groups including infants, elderly and athletes

Veronderstelde voorkennis

Assumed Knowledge:
Basic knowledge on Nutrition (FCH11306 Nutritional Aspects of Foods)

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  • Startdatum

    28 oktober 2024

    • Einddatum
      20 december 2024
    • Periode *
      Period 2
    • Locatie
    • Voertaal
    • Inschrijven tussen
      1 jun, 00:00 - 29 sep 2024
Dit aanbod is voor studenten van TU Eindhoven