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

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction Future Food & Food Shortage Part I

4 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Introducing the theme - Food Shortage3m
Production limiting factors6m
Vulnerability to famines5m
2 readings
Welcome to the course!10m
Food shortage or distribution problem?10m
1 practice exercise
Shortage and production in context15m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Food Shortage Part II: Sustainable solutions

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

Healthy Choices Part I: Food & Health

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

Healthy Choices Part II: Food-related behavior and interventions

7 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
7 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
2 readings
Interventions aimed at the environment20m
Closure theme - Healthy choices10m
1 practice exercise
Recap theme - Healthy choices18m
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Top reviews from Unravelling solutions for Future Food problems

By SAJun 26th 2019

Exceptional everybody. Fantastic course but more than anything absolutely inspirational. This course helped me find my direction for future studies. I truly am very grateful.

By KJDec 28th 2018

Very helpful for those interested in practicing farming as a profession. This course has really motivated me to invest in farming as a business.

Instructors

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Prof. dr. Denise de Ridder

Professor of Health Psychology
Psychology - Social, Health & Organizational Psychology
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Prof. dr. Marca Wauben

Professor of Intercellular communication
Biochemistry & Cell Biology
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Prof. dr. Rens Voesenek

Professor of Plant Ecophysiology
Biology

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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