This free course, Eating for
the environment, will explore the links between food, nutrition and environmental sustainability. It will start by exploring the diversity on your dinner plate and encourage you to reflect on it in relation to dietary choices and preferences of people
around the world. It will explore the connections between food, culture and traditions, and the challenges in providing healthy and nutritious food to the world’s growing population. The course will examine innovative approaches to food that also
help environmental sustainability.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
identify the diversity of ingredients on dinner plates from around the world
list the ingredients of a dinner plate and place them on the taxonomic tree
recognise traditional and cultural associations of food
identify geographical origins of different foods and intellectual property rights over them
explore the links between food choices and environmental sustainability.