Get to Know Your Food: Claims, Labels & Ingredients
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Get to Know Your Food: Claims, Labels & Ingredients

Learn how to make the healthiest and best food choices amidst processed and packaged foods.
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
126 students enrolled
Created by Evita Ochel
Last updated 10/2016
English
Current price: $15 Original price: $30 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Interpret front package health and nutrition claims.
  • Spot food industry tactics that create false health value of processed foods.
  • Understand nutrition facts labels from a holistic perspective.
  • Interpret the quantities of key nutrients and establish their relevance in the diet.
  • Easily spot low versus high sodium and sugar foods.
  • Choose processed foods with the healthiest ingredients.
  • Choose processed foods with the most health and nutrition benefits.
  • Know how to eat and what foods to eat for best health and weight results.
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Requirements
  • You should have reliable Internet access to be able to stream the video lectures on your mobile or desktop.
  • You should have access to a calculator for your practice activities.
Description

Grocery stores today are filled with numerous processed and refined packaged foods. But what is hiding in the midst of all those numbers and ingredients? Step by step, nutrition expert Evita Ochel will teach you how to be a savvy and empowered consumer who knows how to use their food to support their health, not destroy it. You will be given guidelines and practical tips to know how to decipher front package claims, nutrition facts labels, and ingredient lists to make the best food choices for your health and weight.

You will never look at processed, packaged food the same way again.

If you have any processed food in your diet, this course will help you make sense of what you are eating and know how to make healthier choices. As consumers, we have choices and we can best exercise them when we know what to look for and what to avoid. No matter where you are in your health and wellness journey, you will be guided to understand the landscape of modern nutrition and navigate it in smart ways.

Make your food work for you, rather than against you.

Whether you would like to lose weight, or improve your health, or feed your family better you will be empowered to know how to improve your food choices. By learning how to read nutrition facts labels and ingredients, you will easily distinguish between high quality and poor quality foods.

This course will provide you with nearly 3 hours of practical video content. Each lesson also includes resource materials like printable summary sheets, practical exercises, and supplementary reading and video resources to help you practice and apply what you learn.

Get to know your food today to ensure the best health and wellbeing for your future!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who would like to make healthier and smarter food choices by understanding food packaging labels.
  • This course is for anyone who would like to be more aware and discerning of industry tactics on food packages.
Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
02:16:20
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Introduction to Nutrition and Food Claims
2 Lectures 22:05

In this lesson you will:

  • Receive an introduction to what modern, processed and packaged food is all about.
  • Gain perspective about "what can be considered a healthy packaged/processed food".
  • Understand why so much confusion exists in the field of nutrition, by understanding the difference between reductionist and holistic approaches to health and nutrition.
  • Learn the difference between nutritionists and dietitians. 
Preview 12:12

In this lesson you will:

  • Learn what your food product is trying to tell you and trying not to tell you.
  • Understand how different words and claims are used in food labelling practices.
  • Know the purpose of front package claims and how to use them in a smart way.
Front Package Claims
09:53

This quiz will help you practice and apply what you learned in lessons 1 and 2.

Modern Nutrition and Food Claims
5 questions
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Nutrition Facts Labels
6 Lectures 01:05:55

In this lesson you will:

  • Understand how numbers on nutrition facts labels are determined and possible errors.
  • Understand the servings per package and how to use them.
  • Understand the calories per serving and how to use them.
The Basics of Nutrition Facts Labels
10:22

In this lesson you will:

  • Understand how fat functions in our diet and health.
  • Understand the difference between the 4 types of low-fat and high-fat diets.
  • Understand fat on the nutrition facts label and how to calculate it.
  • Understand saturated fat and its quantity on the label and in your diet.
  • Understand trans fat and its quantity on the label and in your diet.
Fat on Nutrition Facts Labels
12:46

In this lesson you will:

  • Understand the role and quantity of cholesterol on the nutrition facts label and in your diet.
  • Understand the role and quantity of sodium on the nutrition facts label and in your diet.
  • Know how to quickly and easily determine whether your packaged food is a high sodium, reasonable sodium or low sodium food.
Cholesterol and Sodium on Nutrition Facts Labels
10:33

In this lesson you will:

  • Learn about the basics of carbohydrates and what makes them healthy or unhealthy.
  • Understand carbohydrates on the nutrition facts label and in your diet.
  • Understand fiber on the nutrition facts label and in your diet.
  • Understand sugar on the nutrition facts label and in your diet.
Carbohydrates on Nutrition Facts Labels
11:41

In this lesson you will:

  • Learn about the basics of protein and our unnatural fixation on it.
  • Understand protein on the nutrition facts label and in our diet.
  • Learn about optimal protein amounts.
  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy sources of protein.
Protein on Nutrition Facts Labels
10:25

In this lesson you will:

  • Understand the vitamin and mineral section on the nutrition facts label.
  • Learn why there are usually so few specific vitamins and minerals listed on labels.
  • Learn what the %DV amount means, as it applies to vitamin and mineral quantities.
  • Know about differences in quality of vitamins and minerals in your food.
  • Get introduced to the powerful phytonutrients, which are missing on nutrition facts labels.
Vitamins and Minerals on the Nutrition Facts Labels
10:08

This quiz will help you practice and apply what you learned in lessons 3 through 8.

Nutrition Facts Labels
12 questions
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The Most Important Food Considerations
4 Lectures 48:20

In this lesson you will:

  • Learn about the value and importance of ingredient lists.
  • Learn what ingredients to seek out in your foods.
  • Learn what ingredients to avoid in your foods.
Understanding Ingredients Lists
11:25

In this lesson you will learn about 3 special groups of ingredients that impact modern food:

  • Allergenic ingredients
  • Genetically modified ingredients
  • Organic ingredients

You will be empowered to know how to work with these ingredients in the healthiest of ways.

Special Ingredient Considerations
12:43

In this lesson you will have a chance to practice everything you have learned by being guided through 3 food product examples to consider their front package claims, nutrition facts and ingredients to make the best health choices.

Get to Know Your Food Practical Applications
14:03

In this lesson you will:

  • Learn how to approach eating for optimal health and weight.
  • Learn what to eat for optimal health and weight.
  • Learn about further resources to support your journey of learning about your food.
Optimal Eating Guidelines
10:09

This quiz will help you practice and apply what you learned in lessons 9 through 12.

Ingredients and Optimal Nutrition
5 questions
About the Instructor
Evita Ochel
4.8 Average rating
287 Reviews
3,850 Students
8 Courses
Optimal Wellness Teacher, Author

Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher who helps people optimize their wellbeing on all levels of the body, mind, and spirit. She is an expert in the areas of holistic health, optimal nutrition, sustainable living, personal evolution, metaphysics, and spirituality. She is a public speaker, web TV host, and writer who has authored hundreds of articles and several books, including "Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition." Evita is also the founder of the Healthytarian Lifestyle, based on fresh thinking, smart eating and mindful living.

Evita holds an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in the areas of Biology and Psychology, a Bachelor of Education degree specializing in Science, and is a certified Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga and Meditation teacher. Her work includes teaching, writing and researching all areas of holistic wellness. Her health-oriented teaching focuses on whole-food, plant-based nutrition, elimination of toxins, and the mind-body connection for optimal health and longevity. Her spirit-oriented teaching focuses on consciousness expansion and heart-centered living for optimal joy and inner peace. She lives by being the change she wishes to see, and helps others rise to their highest potential on every level of their being.