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Plant Based Diets and Food for a Sustainable Future Full Course EDX

When you know about the colossal worldwide difficulties we face, don’t you wish you could really take care of business? All things considered, you can! Snatch an apple as we investigate the science behind Plant-Based Diets and find the effect you can have, by basically ‘going (more) plant-based.

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Starts Feb 14
Ends Apr 19
Starts Mar 1
Ends Aug 23

Worldwide issues

Worldwide difficulties, similar to the climate and the pandemic, may seem like overpowering and far-off issues, uninfluenceable by any one individual. Fortunately, now and again the response is shockingly straightforward, the arrangement directly before us.

The MOOC Plant-Based Diets: Food for a Sustainable Future will take you through the study of three worldwide issues – environmental change, irresistible illnesses, and constant sicknesses – and show you how they are straightforwardly affected by what’s on the plate before you.

Omnivores, be gladly received!

Has, as for so many of us, dispensing with creature items from your eating routine become an all-around hot potato? If it’s not too much trouble, realize that any shift from creature items toward plants gets the job done. Thus, this course is for you, as well!

Maintainability Impact

Becoming mindful of the eating routine wellbeing environment association is inconceivably engaging. It empowers us to work on our own wellbeing, yet that of both populace and planet. With the huge scope reception of an overwhelming plant-based eating routine, we can change our whole food framework from the base up. What’s more, in doing as such, the fate of food becomes what it should be: reasonable. Follow along as this proof-based course interprets these enormous, overall issues into reduced down, day by day advances.

Who realized that something as apparently aimless as eating plants could end up being the most effective thing for any individual right?!

Advantages of plant-based eating regimens

Things being what they are, how does this work? The advantages of a plant-rich eating routine, are many, each setting off a progression of falling beneficial outcomes. Allow us to feature a couple.

Because of consuming sound nourishment, you can safeguard yourself from the most terrible impacts of irresistible viral infections (like the current crown pandemic), and can likewise restrict the conceivable rise of new flare-ups.

By eating a plant-based (or vegetarian) diet, you can decrease your carbon impression and natural effect, taking into consideration a feasible climate on an inhabitable planet.
An entire food plant-based eating routine is an ideal eating regimen for working on general and metabolic wellbeing, your own as well as that of your clients or family. To put it plainly, it won’t just add a long time to live, yet in addition life to years.

For whom?

This MOOC was made for anybody, from aggressive students to understudy, master, and experts from around the world. Is it true or not that you are keen on wellbeing, nourishment, ecological supportability, framework reasoning, and the fate of food? Then, at that point, this engaging, sagacious MOOC is for you!

Things being what they are, would you say you are prepared to add to addressing the intricate issues our real faces while working on your wellbeing simultaneously? Go along with us, select at this point.

At a glance

  • Initially: WageningenX
  • Foundation: Food & Nutrition
  • Subject: Food and Nutrition
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Requirements: Fundamental information on innate sciences.
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you’ll Learn

  • The connection between food decisions, persistent sicknesses, the climate, and irresistible infections
  • Frameworks thinking – find out with regards to the distinction among all-encompassing and reductionist methodologies
  • Wellbeing and ecological advantages of plant-based nourishment
  • Plant-based eating regimens for expected avoidance of future irresistible infections
  • Immediate and backhanded drivers of our food decisions
  • How shoppers can change the food framework base up
  • How your food decisions can help you and the worldwide difficulties


Module 1: Introduction to the Global Challenges & Systems Thinking

Introduction to the current state of the three challenges this MOOC focuses on climate change, infectious diseases, and chronic diseases. You will learn about systems thinking and how a holistic, bottom-up consumer approach can bring about system change.

Module 2: Food Choices and the Environment

Learn about the food-climate connection and understand how food choices can contribute to current climate emergencies. How can plant-based diets benefit the environment?

Module 3: Food Choices and Viral Pandemics

Find out how western food choices are connected to the emergence and propagation of infectious outbreaks such as COVID-19. Learn about ways to (collectively) reduce the future risk of communicable diseases.

Module 4: Food Choices and Chronic Disease

Learn about the food-disease connection and understand how dietary habits are directly linked to the majority of the top 10 causes of death globally. Find out what plant-based diets can do in the prevention and reversal of some of the most common chronic diseases.

Module 5: Food Choices and Consumer Engagement

Learn about how you, as a consumer, can leverage your food choices and create bottom-up food system change.

Module 6: Proposed Holistic Solution

Learn about the total interconnected system impacts associated with a shift towards mostly plant-based diets. Also, find out what other food system actors can do to mitigate the impacts on both the planet and people.

Week 7: The assignment

In this capstone assignment, you will combine the knowledge of the previous modules to formulate your informed perspective of what healthy and sustainable food choices look like on an individual, local, or national level. This assignment can be applied to a practical case of your choice.

Eva Everyone

MSc Student Nutrition & Health – Systems Approach to Healthy and Sustainable Diets at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • Nutrition & Health
  • Food Systems
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Ella Stephens

MSc Student Nutrition & Health – Nutritional Physiology & Health Status at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • Plant-Based Nutrition (Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell certificate)
  • Health and Nutrition

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