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Our society depends on the availability of food and accessibility to it. According to the United Nations nearly 800 million people are hungry and on the other hand, over 650 million people are obese. While many people in developing countries experience food shortage, in industrialized countries people are throwing food away. These facts show how paradoxical and complex the world’s food problem is. ln this course, more than 10 food researchers from Utrecht University will address the main issues of food consumption. They will handle two interrelated themes; Food shortage and Healthy choices. You will learn to identify the key ingredients of the world’s food challenges and to think about the solutions for enabling changes in the current food system. We will also look at the possible sustainable solutions for several accut issues: the demands of the growing human population, the role of nutrition, and the need to understand food choices in order to have healthier diet and consider the possibilities of alternative foods. We invite you to join us on an interdisciplinary journey through the world food problems. You will gain new knowledge and insights that will help you form your own opinion on these subjects and make better choices in your food consumption. We hope you will enjoy the course! The Future Food Team
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100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Beginner Level

初级

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完成时间大约为12 小时

建议:5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

字幕:English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

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3 hours to complete

Introduction Future Food & Food Shortage Part I

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Reading
4 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Introducing the theme - Food Shortage3m
Production limiting factors6m
Vulnerability to famines5m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to the course!10m
Food shortage or distribution problem?10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Shortage and production in context15m

2

Section
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3 hours to complete

Food Shortage Part II: Sustainable solutions

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Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Control of disease and spoilage in plants7m
Disease control in animals: Animal health5m
Learning from nature7m
Reading2 readings
Accepting alternative foods10m
Closure theme - Food shortage10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Plant production in context8m
Animal welfare12m

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2 hours to complete

Healthy Choices Part I: Food & Health

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Reading
6 videos (Total 40 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Functionality of foods and dietary patterns8m
Early life nutrition5m
Interface gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and microbiotica6m
Food allergy9m
Obesity7m
Reading4 readings
Mother milk vs infant formula10m
Gastrointestinal development and function10m
Food allergy10m
Interesting topic?5m
Quiz3 practice exercises
What is nutrition?32m
Microbiomes in plants12m
GIT development and function8m

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4 hours to complete

Healthy Choices Part II: Food-related behavior and interventions

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Reading
7 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Psychological determinants of (un)healthy eating6m
Economic/environmental determinants of (un)healthy eating5m
Interventions aimed at individuals (Voedingscentrum)2m
Interventions aimed at individuals3m
Interventions aimed at the environment5m
Political/economical interventions3m
Reading2 readings
Interventions aimed at the environment20m
Closure theme - Healthy choices10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Recap theme - Healthy choices18m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

An interdisciplinary approach to food

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Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video1 videos
Reading1 readings
Final survey10m
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Top Reviews

By JCDec 1st 2017

Great course to learn more about food problems ! Very clear, complete and the assignments are interesting and diverse. Thanks a lot !

Instructors

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Prof. dr. Denise de Ridder

Professor of Health Psychology
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Prof. dr. Marca Wauben

Professor of Intercellular communication
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Prof. dr. Rens Voesenek

Professor of Plant Ecophysiology

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a research university comprising seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56th worldwide. The research focuses on four main strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Our motto is: Bright minds, better future....

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