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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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Recommandé : 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week

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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Introduction Future Food & Food Shortage Part I

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Reading
4 vidéos (Total 18 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Introducing the theme - Food Shortage3 min
Production limiting factors6 min
Vulnerability to famines5 min
Reading2 lectures
Welcome to the course!10 min
Food shortage or distribution problem?10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Shortage and production in context15 min

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3 heures pour terminer

Food Shortage Part II: Sustainable solutions

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Reading
4 vidéos (Total 26 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Control of disease and spoilage in plants7 min
Disease control in animals: Animal health5 min
Learning from nature7 min
Reading2 lectures
Accepting alternative foods10 min
Closure theme - Food shortage10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Plant production in context8 min
Animal welfare12 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Healthy Choices Part I: Food & Health

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 40 min), 4 lectures, 3 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Functionality of foods and dietary patterns8 min
Early life nutrition5 min
Interface gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and microbiotica6 min
Food allergy9 min
Obesity7 min
Reading4 lectures
Mother milk vs infant formula10 min
Gastrointestinal development and function10 min
Food allergy10 min
Interesting topic?5 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
What is nutrition?32 min
Microbiomes in plants12 min
GIT development and function8 min

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4 heures pour terminer

Healthy Choices Part II: Food-related behavior and interventions

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Reading
7 vidéos (Total 28 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Psychological determinants of (un)healthy eating6 min
Economic/environmental determinants of (un)healthy eating5 min
Interventions aimed at individuals (Voedingscentrum)2 min
Interventions aimed at individuals3 min
Interventions aimed at the environment5 min
Political/economical interventions3 min
Reading2 lectures
Interventions aimed at the environment20 min
Closure theme - Healthy choices10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Recap theme - Healthy choices18 min

Enseignants

Prof. dr. Denise de Ridder

Professor of Health Psychology
Psychology - Social, Health & Organizational Psychology

Prof. dr. Marca Wauben

Professor of Intercellular communication
Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Prof. dr. Rens Voesenek

Professor of Plant Ecophysiology
Biology

À propos de 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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