The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

The science of nutrition and healthy eating

Week 8 Taste and psychology

Introduction

Well done for getting to the final week of the course.

This week includes more about how we taste food, the psychology of eating and how this can affect what you eat. Finally, you will have an opportunity to put everything you have learned into practice for your own dietary approaches, by keeping a one-day food diary.

By the end of this week’s study you will be able to understand:

  • what is involved in tasting food
  • hunger and satiety
  • what can affect eating behaviour
  • eating disorders
  • your own eating pattern and whether you will change it.
SNHE_1

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus