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Free course: The science of nutrition

Updated Friday 19th June 2015

Do you want to gain some fantastic resources to help aid your understanding of nutrition? OpenLearn has a range of courses, articles and more to give you a real flavour for the subject.

table with food and test tubes on it showing the science of nutrition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Getty Images Are we really what we eat? And how do we know what is in our food? This free online course on FutureLearn will look to answer some of these questions, by looking at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll look at the components of food that are given on food labels and consider how these are processed by the body.

To help take your learning further we've collated a range of related learning materials on OpenLearn including academic articles, videos, podcasts and relevant free courses to give you a wider perspective on this fascinating subject.

Preparation

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