Eating in the 21st Century. It's a minefield!

Ref: C2423207

Reading the headlines; Eat this, no don't eat this! How can you tell what's true? Or even if there is some truth but you are not told the whole story. We will be looking at the pros and cons of different types of diet. e.g. vegan, paleo, organic, anti-inflammatory etc, exploring the psychology of eating, the links between mental health and food, food additives, food allergies and intolerances, the gut biome together with the gut brain axis, and fasting for health. This course is for anyone wanting to find out more about the current trends in eating, and hoping to improve the health of themselves and their families.

Course aim

This course if for anyone who is interested in the conflicting advice given about diet

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the main components of different types of diet
  • Explore fasting for health?
  • Explore the psychology of eating and our relationships with food throughout life
  • Identify the differences between food allergies and intolerances, and how to identify ingredients on food labels
  • Analyse the research on the gut biome, and the gut/brain axis.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You don't need to bring anything, apart from an interest in food!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Eating in the 21st Century. It's a minefield!

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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