An Introduction to Nutrition and Healthy Living
University of California, Riverside
  • Start Date: 26 Sep, 2022
  • 6 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Learn to live a healthier life as you discover how to create a balanced meal and the importance of exercise and sleep.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Explore healthy eating and active living

This six-week course will introduce you to the importance of healthy eating and active living to help you improve your overall wellbeing.

From creating a balanced meal and understanding how our digestive system works to exploring nutrition at every stage of life, you’ll learn key nutrition concepts to apply to your everyday life.

You’ll finish the course with the vital tools to make nutrition and healthy activity a part of your lifestyle.

Understand what makes a balanced meal

You’ll learn about the digestive system as you unpack the role of macronutrients, micronutrients, water, and fibre in improving gut health.

Next, you’ll delve into nutritional strategies based on gender, age, target population, and more to understand how to create balanced meals and healthy eating for all different types of people.

Unpack healthy living and the importance of exercise

With an improved knowledge of healthy eating, you’ll investigate the role of exercise in supporting healthy living. You’ll explore the benefits of exercise and how you can do more of it, no matter what your age.

Next, you’ll investigate the importance of sleep and how lack of sleep affects us in different ways.

Delve into meal planning

Finally, you’ll learn the methods to effectively plan your meals to optimise your health. You’ll explore techniques such as mindfulness and food journaling to help further improve your health.

Learning from the experts at the University of California, Riverside, you’ll finish the course with a solid understanding of nutrition to ensure you no longer diet and instead, lead a healthier life.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to improve their diet and overall health.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of California, Riverside

This university is part of the partnership between eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn.

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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