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Food and nutrition

A short self-led online course covering different aspects of food and nutrition


Three smiling Guatemalan women, one heavily pregnant, hold bowls of food in a kitchen with wooden walls.

Virginia (left) in Guatemala gives cooking lessons and nutritional advice to a group of women in her home. Photo: Caroline Trutmann Marconi/Tearfund

About this course

Interested to learn more about food and nutrition and their role in family and community life?

Based on the ‘Food and nutrition’ edition of Footsteps magazine, this course explores important aspects of food and nutrition including key principles of a balanced diet, child nutrition, and how to identify and address malnutrition.

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Course details

What does this course include?

  • Interactive exercises that will help you to apply your knowledge
  • Step-by-step instructions to measure malnutrition in children 
  • Opportunities to reflect on what you have learnt
  • A certificate upon completion of the course

What will you gain from the course?

  • Knowledge of how to identify and treat malnutrition
  • Knowledge on how to eat a balanced diet
  • An understanding of the importance of good child nutrition
  • An explanation of different breastfeeding positions
  • Reflections on involving God in your meals


45 minutes



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