EIT Food online course on understanding food labels

Learn how to interpret food labels so you can make informed food choices and buy food that supports your health and wellbeing.

2020.08.05 | Merete Elmann

Get the facts you need to put your trust in the food system. A free, three-week online programme called ‘Understanding Food Labels’ begins Monday 7 September 2020.

Huge amounts of information are provided on food labels, but surveys have shown that we are often unsure of their meaning. On this course, you will learn how to make sense of claims and logos on packaging so that you can make more informed and confident food choices. You will become more aware of what is in the food you are buying, in terms of ingredients, nutritional value and environmental sustainability of different foods. You will also gain a better understanding of food labelling regulations, as well as the claims food producers are allowed to make.

This course was funded by EIT Food and developed by the University of Reading’s School of Agriculture, Policy and Development in collaboration with the University of Aarhus. It is designed for anyone who makes food purchasing choices and wants to learn more about what goes into their food, the health benefits of what they eat and the sustainability of how food is produced.

Register today:
This course is available on FutureLearn, follow this link to secure your place.

Programme: ‘Understanding Food Labels’

Lead Academic: Dr Simona Grasso

About EIT Food
Understanding Food Labels is a project under the support of EIT Food. EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. 

The initiative is made up of an innovation community of key industry players across Europe, consisting of over 90 partner organisations and over 50 startups from 16 EU member states. It is one of the  Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

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