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Personalized nutrition, functional foods and sustainable processing

Tuition fee €18,000 per year
Deposit €250 one-time

After being accepted by the programme, you will be offered to accept or decline the enrollment. When you accept the offer, you will be required to pay a deposit fee of 250 euro. The deposit fee will be deducted from the invoice for your first semester fee. If payment is not received within 7 days after accepting the offer, it is possible you will no longer be accepted within the programme.
The deposit fee is non-refundable.

Overview

This track focuses on Targeted nutrition and health management

Healthy nutrition devotes to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), reduce child and adult obesity and to provide the necessary nutrients depending on the citizen group and/or community is an important area of the Food Systems. Targeted and healthy nutrition should embrace sustainable production and circularity of food systems to deliver an impact in the sector. It synergies with the consumer-centric vie of the food systems.

Semester 1 – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 2 – Functional compounds in Food Systems – University of Turin
Semester 3 – Consumer driven sustainable food processing – Lund University
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Reading

Programme structure

Semester 1 – University of Reading – Personalised Nutrition and the Consumer

The track will focus on an individual’s nutritional needs and requirements, considering how dietary interventions could be developed, based on knowledge of personalised data, such as phenotype (measurable physical and biological traits, e.g. BMI, cholesterol level) and genotype. The track will be taught from the viewpoint of the scientific evidence basis that links diet to health at a population level as well as an individual basis. It will provide students with an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and molecular genetic basis of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, to provide them with an understanding of topical issues in nutritional sciences and how this relates to the consumer.

Overarching module: SPOC Introduction to the Food System

Semester 2 – University of Turin – Functional compounds in Food Systems

In this track, the students will acquire knowledge related to the most important functional compounds in foods. Functionality will be referred to both the effect that those compounds can have to human health, but also to the food itself. As a matter of fact, foods (and food side streams) contain a number of functional compounds which can be used in food preparation to reach specific technological objectives (protection from oxidation, water retention, structure, etc.). The modules will focus on the description of those “active” components, their separation (extraction) from different sources (both raw and waste materials) and their valorization in the production of functional foods and towards human health.

Overarching module: Summer School Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Food System

Semester 3 – Lund University – Consumer driven sustainable food processing

The track aims to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary connections and tools of sustainable food processing to enable smart-systems, including their need in society and their environmental, economic and social impact. The track will introduce concepts of food production through efficient use of biomass and energy, through the whole production chain taking into account societal and consumer perspectives. Students will get an increased understanding of food processing with significant waste reduction along the food value chain, including packaging and logistics, as well as healthy and high quality food production. The students will be able to understand and react according to future trends in sustainable food processing.

Overarching module: Emerging Technologies Business Case Study

Semester 4 – University of Reading – Thesis

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States