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Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, with this free online Nutrition and Wellbeing course from University of Aberdeen by FutureLearn.

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This Nutrition and Wellbeing course from University of Aberdeen by FutureLearn will help you understand the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies.

Each week we look at a different theme:

  • The makings of a ‘healthy diet’: Which components of your diet can promote wellbeing and reduce the risk of diseases?
  • Why do we eat what we eat? What are the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices?
  • Food and disease: Can you really eat your way to health?
  • Nutrition fads, myths and the plain truth: Are our genes to be blamed for our current nutritional habits?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe components of a healthy diet
  • Identify principles of healthy eating
  • Apply principles learned to assess their own dietary intake
  • Develop an understanding of good examples of evidence based research
  • Calculate their own Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Explore the influences on food choice and eating behaviors
  • Identify current nutrition controversies
  • Discuss their own views on food and eating

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

By the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the principle constituents of food, along with foods and dietary patterns that meet current UK based dietary recommendations and are associated with reduced risk of common chronic diseases.
  • Understand and evaluate nutrition information, advertising, and news in the media.
  • Apply nutrition knowledge to personal food choices and dietary patterns

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This course is designed for anyone interested in food and wellbeing, and assumes no prior knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital and printed certificate for $64. Additional benefits can be reached via the Unlimited FutureLearn product. 


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