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E-learning courses related to nutrition

Below is a list of FAO free e-learning courses on nutrition-related topics, starting with the most recent. Some are available in several languages. Most of these courses are linked to a final certification test. Certification is granted through the Digital Badges system a final performance evaluation of 75 percent or higher. For more information on the Digital Badges System click here.

Linkages between food security, nutrition and social protection: An introduction to basic concepts and principles (2022)
Duration 1h 

In this course, you will learn about:

    • The basic concepts regarding food security, nutrition and social protection.
    • The usefulness of the ISPA-FSN tool for the assessment of social assistance programmes.
    • The linkages between social protection and nutrition outcomes, with a special focus on social assistance.

    The ISPA-FSN tool: Assessing social assistance programmes for better food security and nutrition (2022)
    Duration 1.5h 

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • The process of conducting an assessment of social assistance programmes, using this tool to assess the impact on food security and nutrition outcomes.
    • The main steps and activities for implementing the ISPA-FSN tool throughout its four phases.

    Small and medium enterprises and nutrition - upgrading business models (2022) 
    Duration 5.5h |  Available also in Español

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • How to craft nutrition-sensitive business visions, missions and objectives.
    • Customer segmentation and identification of nutritionally vulnerable groups.
    • Value proposition based on nutritious foods.
    • Entry points for nutrition across the value chain.
    • Strategies and tools to support the marketing of nutritious foods.
    • Principles to establish partnerships with focus on SMEs and nutrition.
    • Options to finance nutrition-sensitive investments of SMEs.

    Small and medium enterprises and nutrition - making the business case (2021)
    Duration 2h |  Available also in Español

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • The key role that SMEs play in food systems.
    • The rationale for making nutrition-sensitive investments, both from an SME and a public health perspective.
    • Nine examples of nutrition-sensitive investments and the respective business cases.
    • The key elements of an enabling environment to facilitate nutrition-sensitive investments from SMEs.

    Design and monitor Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems Programmes (2020)
    Duration 4.5h |  Available also in العربية - Français

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Basic concepts of agriculture to nutrition impact pathways, and how to apply them through practical, scenario based examples.
    • How to formulate nutrition-sensitive objectives and outcomes.
    • How to target nutritionally vulnerable and prioritize interventions accordingly.
    • How to define key elements of the implementation strategy, namely capacities and partnerships.
    • How to design a monitoring system.
    • Considerations for costing nutrition-related elements.

    Sustainable Food Value Chains for Nutrition  (2020)
    Duration 2.5h |  Available also in Español - Français

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Key concepts related to ustainable food value chains for nutrition, including diet and nutrition and value chains and their sustainability
    • The elements of the analytical framework, including potential strategies and entry points for interventions
    • The three impact pathways by which a sustainable food value chain can improve nutrition.
    • The process of developing this type of project, including analyses and identification of commodities and interventions.

    Home Grown School Feeding (2020)
    Duration 1.5h |  Available also in Español - Français

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Conceptualizing Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes.
    • Planning of HGSF programmes that are well integrated into the national context.
    • The different design and implementation options, including models for linking home-grown school feeding to local agriculture.
    • Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on an HGSF programme.

    How to conduct a nutrition situation analysis (2018)
    Duration 3h |  Available also in Français - Português

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • The reasons why a nutrition situation analysis is needed before designing a nutrition-sensitive project or programme.
    • How to identify nutritional problems and trends in a given area.
    • How to determine the causes of malnutrition.
    • How to analyse policies, programmes and stakeholders to understand the context.

    Improving nutrition through agriculture and food systems (2016)
    Duration 3h |  Available also in Français - Português - Русский

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Impact of malnutrition on individuals, society and economy
    • Agriculture, the food system, and nutrition
    • Addressing the multisectoral nature of malnutrition
    • Key recommendations for nutrition-sensitive programmes, investments and policies
    • Examples of nutrition-sensitive interventions
    • Initiatives and commitments for addressing malnutrition

    Nutrition, food security and livelihoods: Basic concepts (2015)
    Duration 0.5h |  Available also in Español - Français - Português

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Food and Nutrition related concepts and definitions.
    • Nutrient requirements and balanced diet.
    • Different forms of malnutrition.
    • Causes of malnutrition.
    • Food Security and Livelihoods.

    Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action (2015)
    Duration 1.5h |  Available also in Español - Français - Português

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Design of a joint malnutrition strategy.
    • Preparation of the workshop and facilitation techniques.
    • Malnutrition problem and solution tree methodology.
    • Design of the malnutrition problem tree sessions.
    • Design of the malnutrition solution tree session.
    • Action-plan session and the follow-up of the workshop.

    Food Composition Data (2013)
    Duration 10h |  Available also in Français

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Basic principles of food composition data.
    • Food description (selection and nomenclature).
    • Food components (definition, selection calculation, conversion and analysis).
    • International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS) tagnames and their application.
    • Quality consideration and compilation principles. 

    Nutritional status assessment and analysis (2007)
    Duration 2h |  Available also in EspañolFrançais

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Concept of malnutrition.
    • Factors influencing nutritional status.
    • Relationships between nutrition, health and mortality.
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the main sources of nutritional status information.
    • Indicators of nutritional status and the causes of malnutrition.
    • Criteria for selecting nutrition indicators in specific contexts.