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EIT FOOD


In the framework of cooperation with the University of Turin (UNITO), we are glad to inform you about the new activities the University of Turin (UNITO) is developing within EIT Knowledge & Innovation Communities “EIT FOOD”.

The University of Turin (UNITO) is the only academic Italian partner of EIT FOOD, one of the largest food-related initiatives worldwide connecting partners from leading businesses, universities, research centres and institutes across 13 countries in Europe and from the entire food value chain. EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.

In 2018 in the framework of EIT Food project, UNITO developed 5 thematic Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) in collaboration with the University of Reading (UK), University of Helsinki (FI), University of Hohenheim (DE) University of Belfast (UK) and University of Warsaw (PL).

I would really appreciate if you could spread and promote the MOOCs among scholars and students in your Institution.
Interested users can already book their virtual seat at the course: all the MOOCs are free and will start soon on the Future Learn platform!

Trust in the Food we eat

The challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system will be explored; in particular the role of the consumer in influencing the food system to producefood that we trust. We will assess the information available to consumers and discuss innovative ways to improve consumer trust in food. How much do you trust yourfood? Learn about food supply systems, safety, sustainability and nutrition and quality.
Book your virtual seat https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/food-supply-systems


Understanding Different Diets: Mediterranean, Baltic Sea, and Okinawa

This course will help participants to know the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the Baltic sea diet, and the Okinawa diet based on updated scientific basis. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: i) know the characteristics and benefits of these three diets; ii) identify properties of foods; iii) develop an understanding of healthy food frequency consumption; iv) learn simple healthy recipes.
Book your virtual seat https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-different-diets

Food for thought - the interaction between food and brain

Gut and brain are closely linked. Do you want to learn the relationship between your brain, thoughts, emotion and the food you are eating? This MOOC will explore it, using contributions from biology, psychology and the neurosciences, showing you the many ways in which different and seemingly unrelated organs form an interconnected network.
Book your virtual seat https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/food-for-thought

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

Global food supply chains are increasingly encountering considerable problems affecting safety and sustainability affecting the food industry and reducing consumer trust. This MOOC will focus on threats to global food security and consider key challenges to overcome in order to maintain healthy & sustainable food supplies for consumer wellbeing in both the developing and developed world.
Book your virtual seat https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/sustainable-agriculture-in-a-changing-environment

Superfoods: myths and truths

Goji berries, amaranth and quinoa are known as superfoods – but what are superfoods? This course, based on biology, cognitive sciences and nutrition science, highlights the positive, the negative and the ugly aspects of this new phenomenon and help our viewers find 'super' characteristics in traditional foods.
Book your virtual seat https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/superfoods-myths-and-truths