IUNS Capacity Development: EIT Food Free Course “Nutrition for Health and Sustainability”

As part of our commitment to supporting the development of early career nutrition scientists the IUNS Capacity Development Committee feature online short courses suitable for Continuing Professional Development on our website. for more information on these opportunities please visit:

This month our partners at EIT Food are launching a new, free, online course titled “Nutrition for Health and Sustainability”.

Course Details

Currently a key obstacle to medical professionals playing a stronger role in food systems transformation is their lack of training in nutrition.
If medical doctors had better knowledge of the link between food, health, nutrition and sustainability, they could play an active role in transforming our food system.

To overcome this gap in knowledge and to reinforce behaviour change towards healthier and sustainable diets, EIT Food has developed a free short online course on nutrition targeting medical students, health professionals and more generally curious minds interested in maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.

This course has been designed with and for medical students (undergrad or higher), and has been produced by the University of Reading, the University of Torino, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Groningen, IMDEA Food Institute and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with experts from the EAT-Lancet Commission (Dr. Walter Willet) and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).

The course will be included in “game-changing” solutions catalogue that EIT Food will present at the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021.

The Course is open for enrolments, starts on 19/07, and is free to access. It is composed of 12 hours of learning broken down in 3 weeks.