220 EUR/year
250 EUR/year
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Targeted Nutrition is part of the Inspire Programme funded by EIT Food. This summer school will take a targeted approach to developing healthy innovative food products for consumers with specific nutritional and consumer needs; these could include infants, children, adolescents, or older adults.

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You will learn how to develop healthy innovative food products for consumers with specific nutritional needs. Get to know the problem: Understand the target groups with specific nutritional needs or where nutrients are currently lacking in a particular population group. Understand how to develop food products; from the consumer understanding and ingredients, through to food processing, food safety and packaging, as well understanding the UK and EU's policy landscape. Collaborate with other learners to design and assess existing product formulation processes and learn how to communicate with various stakeholders to become the future of food entrepreneurship!

Programme Structure

  • Learners will develop their knowledge about the nutritional needs of these populations and how they differ to the general population. These will include infants, children, adolescents, or older adults. These group will be targeted as they are most at risk of nutritional deficiency or overnutrition, which can have implications for the development of non-communicable diseases and life-long ill health.
  • Learner will apply their nutrition knowledge to devise a new product for a specific target group.
  • Learners will be challenged to synthesis a defined product specification, evaluate, and construct the progression of a new food product from the development stage to commercial production.
  • Leaners will analyse the product lifecycle and evaluate the environmental impact.
  • Learners will be supported by food industry representatives allowing students to develop creative thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • Online group works/assignments

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.

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  • Accidents
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Other requirements

General requirements

The course is open to Bachelor, MSc and PhD students as well as graduates and professionals interesting in nutrition or food. The course would also suit aspiring entrepreneurs or professionals wishing to move into this sector.

English is a necessity.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    220 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 220 EUR per year
  • National

    250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR per year

A small portion of the total cost of the program is charged as a participation fee. Course fees for 2021-entry will be EUR 250.


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Targeted Nutrition
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