Download the brochure for the full program.
Foodlog is organising a new course: Philosophy of Nutrition.
Towards a more effective field of study
Philosophy of Nutrition is intended for professionals, researchers and PhD students who work in the fields of food, health and nutrition. It is for those who need to understand why their claims to truth are disputed and who want to learn how to increase the relevance and impact of their research.
Objective, methodology & protocol
What is healthy food? An alarming number of influential critics reject the authority of science in answering that simple question. Why do they convince large audiences? Are they just 'plain wrong' or should mainstream science feel a bit more uncomfortable?
It is time to examine the nutritional sciences themselves.
Are the objectives of the nutritional sciences well defined? What methodology do they use? What claims to knowledge do they make and how does this knowledge grow?
Is the nutritional work of dieticians, doctors and lifestyle coaches based on science and is this well protocolled? Are their practices effective?
Appropriate research and appropriate communication
The programme is challenging and interactive. Philosophy of Nutrition encompasses lectures by researchers from various universities, industry experts, journalists and a philosopher of science. As part of the course students will have to complete 2 assignments in which they have to assess the relevance of scientific nutritional knowledge and their own skills in communicating scientific knowledge effectively and correctly.
Download the brochure (pdf) for the full programme.
Session A: Fact and Theory
Session B: Object and Ethics of nutritional sciences
Session C: Needs, trends and breakthroughs in research
Session A: Wednesday September 27th and Thursday September 28th
Session B: Wednesday October 11th and Thursday October 12th
Session C: Wednesday November 1st and Thursday November 2nd
Time: 9:30 – 17:00h
Study load: 0.5 ects/session, 2 ects for all sessions (including assignments)
Participants: max. 30
Location: Huize Molenaar, Korte Nieuwstraat 6, 3512 NM Utrecht
Complete course: €1995 (excl. BTW)
Two sessions: €1395 (excl. BTW)
One session: €695 (excl. BTW)
PhD students receive a discount of 50%, with a limit of 12 students.
Questions or more information? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Roeland Dobbelaer).