HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to understand and interpret the role of functional foods on the promotion of human health and on the prevention of major chronic-degenerative diseases.
Basic knowledge in nutrition.
Course contents summary
1) definition of functional foods claimed to have a health-promoting and/or disease preventing
property beyond the basic nutritional function of supplying nutrients; 2)
description of the major chronic-degenerative diseases; 3) description of the major
functional compounds present in foods and their role in preventing diseases.
Materials projected during lessons and downloaded from the web site of the teacher.
Assessment methods and criteria
Exam to multiple choice