Nutrición

E-learning courses related to nutrition

Below is a list of FAO free elearning courses on nutrition-related topics. 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.