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Food and the Environment: from farm to fork

20+ hours of content

100% delivered online

12 months of access to material

0 prerequisites


Course instructor

Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott is passionate about nutrition, fitness and behaviour change coaching. As a Registered Nutritionist and Environment…

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Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the below organisation(s).

Keen to lighten your eco-footprint through a more sustainable diet? Learn how you can eat well, choose foods with a low-environmental impact and plate up a meal that everyone will enjoy. Explore your food choices, learn how to make the most of fresh produce and have a go at growing food at home.

What you'll take away from this course

Skills to lighten your eco-footprint
Sustainable menu plans
Knowledge about buying organic foods
How to grow food at home
Tips for storing fresh produce

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and nutrition skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, to learn about sustainable diets and how your food choices impact our planet’s health.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and instructors at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

In this short course, you’ll cover six core topics, starting with the evolution of the human diet and farming methods. Then delve into alternative foods, ethical eating practices, when to buy organic and how to reduce your food wastage. Throughout the course, learn about the environmental impacts of your food choices and develop sustainable habits for healthy living.

The Human Diet

Learn how the human diet and farming methods have evolved.

Environmental Impact of Food Choices

Lighten your eco-footprint by considering where your food comes from and how it is made.

Alternative Foods

Discover alternative foods for a healthier diet and lower carbon footprint.

Ethical Eating

Consider what ‘free range’ is and gather tips to identify genuine ethical produce.

Organic Foods

Get to know which foods are best to buy organic or grow at home.

Food Waste and Storage

Develop sustainable lifestyle habits and minimise your food waste.

Completing this course rewards you with the following credly badge, which you can share on your socials!

Awardees are able to calculate their eco-footprint, assess the sustainability of their diet, understand what food is in season, identify which foods to buy organic, understand alternative protein sources and plant-based diets, discover which milk, eggs and meats are best for the environment, and store food to optimise nutrition.

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If you love Food and the Environment, why not enrol in another short course in nutrition, wellness, business or natural health? Or you may want to explore a nutrition degree with the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

"There are many practical parts in the course to ensure that I am proficient in applying nutrition knowledge. Now I am not only quite confident in my diet, but also help multiple clients to lose 5-8kg in 3 months healthily. This is a very recommended course."

- Joanne He