Food Safety and Nutrition: A Global Approach to Public Health

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Enhance your knowledge of global food safety and nutrition issues

Food security is reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, safe, and nutritious food.

On this three week course, you’ll learn some of the challenges of ensuring food security faced by researchers, policymakers and individuals worldwide.

Understand food safety and nutrition issues and why they occur on a global scale

You’ll explore how large-scale change (industrialisation, globalisation, population growth and climate change) affects food safety and understand the consequences for the world’s health and nutrition.

Uncover the evolving challenges of ensuring food safety

Using examples from current research, you’ll explore common and emerging global food safety issues.

You’ll investigate some well- documented food scandals and scares as well as hidden or chronic exposures to contaminated food before you discover and discover innovations designed to counter food safety risks.

Explore today’s pressing global nutrition issues

As you consider whose responsibility it is to maintain the safety of our food, you’ll learn the biological function of different nutrients and examine the global impact of nutrient deficiency and malnutrition.

You’ll also explore global nutrition challenges and ways of reducing the burden of malnutrition and nutrition deficiencies. You’ll consider the difficulties in meeting macronutrient and micronutrient requirements and explore research into developing sustainable responses to the world’s nutritional needs.

Learn from industry experts

This course draws from innovative research into food safety and nutrition conducted by the University of Leeds, Jiangsu University in China, and The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Tanzania.

This course is financially supported by the British Council.

This course is designed to educate and train the next generation of scientists in food safety, nutrition, and agriculture and broaden public awareness of food security issues.