29 June 2023
Healthy and Sustainable Diets: Synergies and Trade-offs
4th International Master class to broaden disciplinary thinking in agriculture, food sciences, nutrition and health to arrive at a disciplinary research perspective on healthy and sustainable diets. It aims to contribute to synergy between scientific disciplines, applied research and stakeholders along the food supply chain.
Prof Pieter van ‘t Veer, Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition and Health
Dr Kasper Hettinga, Wageningen University, Food Quality and Design
Dr Sander Biesbroek, Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition and Health
The course welcomes PhD candidates and post-docs, as well as professionals from industry and research centres. It will build on insights from environmental, biomedical and social sciences; nutrition, epidemiology, food science, agricultural, ecological and behavioural sciences, etc. Basic scientific knowledge on concepts and methods and study designs in qualitative and quantitative research is assumed.
The course uses a food systems approach to sustainably address societal challenges in food and nutrition security, under- and over-nutrition, global health and environmental protection. It aims to broaden disciplinary thinking in agriculture, food sciences, nutrition and health and to appreciate interdisciplinary research perspectives. Moreover, to arrive at a viable food system, it aims to contribute to synergy between scientific disciplines, applied research and stakeholders along the food supply chain.
The study load of this course is 0.8 ECTS credits; the optional extension with quantitative analysis adds another 0.5 ECTS credits.
Optional one-day extension of the Masterclass: Participants who want to acquire a deeper understanding of modelling diets, amongst others through linear programming, can sign-up for an extra day where they can perform supervised analysis of data made available by the course faculty staff.
EUR 225: WUR PhD candidates affiliated with one of the Wageningen Graduate Schools, including extension 1 day Masterclass
EUR 450: Al other PhD candidates / Postdocs and staff affiliated with VLAG Graduate School