The Food Department
Welcome to the School of Better Food department. Here you'll find online courses taught by leading food and nutrition experts. Each course contains 3 short lessons that will walk you through your chosen subject from beginner to advanced level. Whether you're learning about the fascinating process of digestion or how your gut health can affect your mental wellbeing these courses will help your build you knowledge and live better each day. Remember, you can sign up to receive any course straight to your inbox along with additional great content from Live Better.
Leading nutrition expert Professor David Cameron-Smith takes you through a series of lessons covering the essential building blocks of a healthy diet. Learn about the different types of nutrients the body needs to function at its best, and discover how you can achieve the right balance.
In these 3 interactive lessons Billy Falkingham takes you through the fascinating process of digestion, and all the factors that can affect your gut health - as well as what to watch out for.
Upper GI events
Lower GI events
GI intolerances and allergies
Join Dr Michael Mosley for an exclusive fast-track course on the hormones that control your appetite, energy usage and odd insatiable cravings. Hormones play a vital role in signalling to the brain when you’re hungry or full, and how the energy you eat is used and stored. So how can you make these hormones work to your advantage? Learn all about your hunger hormones and the everyday habits that can help keep them in balance.
Hunger hormones explained
Leading nutrition professor David Cameron-Smith takes you through everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the mind-gut connection; from the unique composition of the microbiota, to the latest research gut health and mental wellbeing.
The microbiome and the gut-brain axis
Can mental health affect the gut and vice versa?
A healthy diet is good for mental health