Explore the importance of nutrition and learn how eating well can support humans to live longer, healthier lives.
Discover the effect nutrition has on humans throughout their lives
Have you ever wondered how what you eat affects your health? Nutrition plays a key role in human health and disease prevention. On this course, you will explore the food health crisis of modern times, and learn how nutrition can help humans experience longer and healthier lives.
This course will explore the foundation of nutrition and metabolism in the human body, and teach you how to assess a healthy nutrition plan. You will also be introduced to nutrition recommendations for different ages and stages of life, including for breastfeeding mothers and those living with the disease.
What topics will you cover?
- The health crisis that many modern people are facing.
- The importance of breastfeeding & dietary suggestions for breastfeeding mothers.
- The importance of glutamine: how does it affect our health?
- Introduction to healthy foods and nutritional supplements.
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Explore dietary focus for different stages of life.
- Classify nutritional supplements, diet food and medical food.
- Reflect self dietary habit toward a better quality of life.
- Investigate the function of glutamine.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in how nutrition affects the human body.
Who will you learn with?
Dr. Jane C-J Chao is currently the Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in the Master Program in Global Health and Development at Taipei Medical University.
Ming Jer Hsieh
Professor at Nutrition college, Taipei Medical University. I am also a nutrition book author and teach the public healthy lifestyle.
Who developed the course?
Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.
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