We assume our food purchases and day-to-day behavior is healthy and just 'right'. We take it for granted. This course is about going beyond this assumption and seeing there improvements we can make on the food we purchase and on how we eat it or use it.
The course enables you to discover the main elements being sound and healthy supply chains, so that you can be aware of the impacts of your choices on your health, the environment and communities around the world. This course is also meant for teachers in primary or secondary schools that are interested in raising awareness of the wider implication of food choices.
Material included is ranges from documents to power point presentations giving concrete examples of how to increase the effectiveness of your food choices. The food industry is usually considered relatively environmentally and health friendly. You do discover how the opposite is instead true in many cases, and you can act effectively in favor of your well-being.
The course may take a relatively short time to complete, depending on your time available. We would say a time range between 2 weeks and 1 month is feasible.
When you complete this course you will be able to choose more confidently and to use food in ways that benefit your health, your wallet and the environment. In many cases, this is helping also communities making that food available for you. You will be able to live a win-win choice everyday.
This quiz will verify some of the concepts of the previous 5 lectures
In this section we are going to speak about our food shopping behaviour, our wrong habits. You will learn the meaning behind a label and we give you some tips.
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You will learn the benefits of eating seasonal and local food
Carmen Miletta Cossa was born in Crotone, Italy, in 1985 where she grew up in her family farm, practicing sustainable agriculture.
She moved to Rome where she graduated in Italian literature and marketing at the University of Rome. There, she also worked in small food businesses.
She moved then to the UK, where she learnt the best practices of sustainable farming. In 2011, she moved to Amsterdam where she improved her professional cooking experience and management of small food businesses.
She holds different specializations related to Sustainability and the Food industry. The first one is in Agriculture, People and Food Security by the University of Reading, England (UK). Furthermore she holds the specialization on Nutrition and Well-Being by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (UK) and the specialization on Global Food security challenge by Lancaster University, England (UK).
She has been awarded with the professional patisserie award by the Cooking school "ConGusto" (Italy).
She is the founder and Managing Director of EatResponsible, company based in Amsterdam. EatResponsible supports the food industry to improve the impact of their operations on the environment and their communities. The company gives advice that combine financial, ethical and environmental performance of the production at the same time. EatResponsible also supports consumers to achieve a better awareness of the food industry. This allows them to take informed and responsible decisions, which trigger a positive change in the industry.
Davide Parisse was born in Rome, Italy, in 1978. He graduated in 2002 in Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Rome where he applied his studies to sustainability projects. There he worked in consultancy as professional advisor for several international groups.
He moved to the Netherlands in 2008, where he works as Environmental and Social Risk advisor and consultant for international companies. He holds an MBA by the Erasmus School of Management (University of Rotterdam), where he graduated in 2012.
He advises on sustainability research for different topics and industry sectors.