Tag: lifelong learning

Intro to Nutrition – Food for Health | WageningenX on edX | Course About Video

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 1: Food, our society is obsessed with food. Super food, super-sized meals, celebrity chefs, the Food Channel. Food makes us happy. Not a single festive occasion goes by without an abundance of food. Although we need food to survive, it has become our nemesis. Over indulging in too many bad foods threatens…


Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?)


My name is Joel Cohen I’m Professor of Populations at the Rockefeller University and at Columbia University in New York City.   My background is partially in public health and partially in applied mathematics. WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY DEMOGRAPHY? Why should you consider taking a course in demography in college? 

You will be growing up…


Nutrition and Cancer | WageningenX on edX

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: Cancer. In Western countries, about one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer. Did you know that about 40% of these cancer cases could have been prevented? The food we eat, the amount of exercise we do, the lifestyle choices we make, all of these factors can have an impact on…