Food as Medicine

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New free online course, Food as Medicine, by the Department Of Nutrition and Dietetics

Interested in learning more about food, nutrition and wellbeing?

Professor Helen Truby and her team in the department of Nutrition and Dietetics here at Monash University have developed a free online course helping to address the question- can we use food as medicine?

Food has traditionally been used as medicine and this course looks to explore its current role in health and disease and how foods have been used as medicine in the past; take a closer look at nutrition science and how it guides us on what and how much to eat for health; and how to apply evidenced-based nutrition knowledge to guide food choices.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in food, nutrition and health and does not require previous knowledge or experience in science or health studies.

This course would also be of interest to medical and healthcare professionals looking to upskill their knowledge in food and nutrition, and see what the current evidence is for using foods to improve health.

There are two Food as Medicine courses running in 2016, starting:

  • Monday 2 May
  • Monday 23 October

To learn more about this course click here

To register for the courses commencing in May click here