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Ever Wondered About... Berries?

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Ever Wondered About... Berries? Creative commons image Steph L under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
Paul Merrett and David Shuker discuss the science and significance of berries.

Ever Wondered About... Fish?

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Ever Wondered About... Fish? Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
Chef Paul Merrett and scientist David Shuker explore the science of fish - and why some advisors want us to eat more, but others want us to lay off.

Ever Wondered About... Sugar?

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Ever Wondered About... Sugar? Creative commons image Com Salud under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
It might help the medicine go down - indeed, in the most delightful way - but that's only one of the amazing qualities of the sweet stuff.

OpenLearn Live: 11th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 11th February 2016 Creative commons image David Evans under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
The first king to unite Wales into a single kingdom; working with Richard Nixon; making love last - and gravitational waves. Free learning from...

Ever Wondered About... Pizza?

Ever Wondered About... Pizza? Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Feb 2016
Delve into the history and science of pizza - you know you want to! 

Ever Wondered About... Pancakes?

Ever Wondered About... Pancakes? Copyrighted image Copyright: Subbotina | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2016
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day) take a look at the science and history of the pancake.

World Health Day 2015

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World Health Day 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: Stuart Miles | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
The theme of this year's World Health Day (7 April) is on food safety. Delve into our free resources about food hygiene, nutrition, globalisation...

World Food Day

World Food Day Copyrighted image Copyright: Suzanne Tucker | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Oct 2010
Saturday 16th October 2010 is World Food Day. To coincide with this year's theme - United against Hunger - we have selected some resources which...

Feeding the Chilean miners

Feeding the Chilean miners Creative commons image By Andreaqi via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Sep 2010
What would the Chilean miners have been given to eat when they were trapped? Audrey Brown, a science tutor at the Open University, provides an...

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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

Nutrition: Proteins

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
This Unit studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and...

Diabetes complications

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Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
Diabetes is an increasing problem among both adults and children. This free course, Diabetes complications, looks at the way the condition is...

Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

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Nutrition: vitamins and minerals Creative commons image © Adam Howarth in Flickr made available under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements....

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Improving health and wellbeing

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Improving health and wellbeing Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 30 May 2016 Register by 01 Jun 2016
Online interactive teaching material and case studies explain how nutrition, exercise, alcohol, smoking and stress are influenced by individual...

Introduction to sport, fitness and management

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Introduction to sport, fitness and management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Whether your interest in sport and fitness is general or professional, this course covers key issues from health and nutrition to safety and...