HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Ability to gather and interpret the role of functional foods, and in particular that of whole grains, 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 whole grains as an example of functional food 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 for the first examinations and oral exam for the following ones