Undergraduate Module in Nutrition
The WHO recurrently acknowledges that a balanced and varied diet can dramatically increase life expectancy, with unhealthy diets considered a primary factor of overweight and obesity and noncommunicable diseases occurrence (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes or cancer). The WHO also found that 80% of heart diseases and strokes could be prevented by simply limiting lifestyle risk-factors.
Given this well-known link between nutrition and health, SAFE was selected to coordinate an Erasmus+ Project in nutrition which aims to further mainstream nutrition into current medical school curricula.
The 2022-2024 project, entitled “Undergraduate Medical University Module in Nutrition: Connecting health and nutrition to help reducing non-communicable diseases,” will be drawing a connection between nutrition and health through the design and implementation of an undergraduate study programme in nutrition.Expected outputs include a teacher’s coursebook, a student handbook, as well as an online platform introducing the module and the concept of nutrition.
The project, which officially started on February 1st, 2022 will run for 30 months and will be developed alongside :
- Società Scientifica de Nutrizione Vegetale – SONVE (Italy)
- EMOTIFOOD (Italy)
- University of Rzeszow (Poland)
- University of Liège (Belgium),
- La Sapienza University (Italy).
Stay tuned for more info on our Erasmus in Nutrition!
From 01 November 2021
to 30 April 2024