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Understanding mental capacity free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Understanding mental capacity

This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision making in the UK.

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24 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

The Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at The Open University

Find out more about The Centre for Children and Young People's Wellbeing and what the research focuses on. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

It is time for medical education to take nutrition seriously argues Dr Joyce Cavaye, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

The challenge of obesity

Obesity is an increasingly common problem because, for many people, modern living involves eating excessive amounts of low cost, high-calorie food and spending a lot of time sitting down at desks, on sofas or in cars.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Is obesity inevitable?

Obesity cuts life expectancy by an average of up to 10 years, and costs the UK £5.1bn a year to treat; treating obesity and diabetes costs more than it takes to run the police, fire service and court system combined. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Children are at risk from junk food advertisements on social media

Unethical online advertising is a significant factor in the growing child obesity crisis, says Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Amandine Garde and Elizabeth Handsley.

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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control free course icon Level 1 icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport and weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight will be discussed, as will considerations for pre-exercise and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.

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6 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport and weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight will be discussed, as will considerations for pre-exercise and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.

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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals, legislators and the media. This free course, Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment, looks at the science behind obesity, examining the dietary, physiological and genetic aspects of the topic.

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15 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals, legislators and the media. This free course, Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment, looks at the science behind obesity, examining the dietary, physiological and genetic aspects of the topic.

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Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

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Education & Development 

Know your junk food rules

Find out if you know your junk food advertising rules with our interactive video. 

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Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended as a substitute for sugary drinks and foods article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended as a substitute for sugary drinks and foods

Should children be consuming artificial sweeteners? And, furthermore, what research supports or discourages the consumption of 'sugar-free' products?

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