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Course Description

Explore the environmental impacts of food production. By studying how different types of diets impact the environment, you will gain an understanding of the reasons why plant-based diets are believed to have protective effects on the planet and climate change.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the environmental impacts of food production
  • Recognize the effects of different types of diets on the environment
  • Evaluate the impact of plant-based diets on the planet and climate change and explain how they can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases
  • Outline strategies that encourage dietary change and how these changes impact the adoption of plant-based diets

Job Market Overview

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • You may take this as an individual course or choose to complete the certificate.
  • You can expect to spend 5-6 hours per week to complete the course material, activities, discussions and assignment.
  • If you are new to online learning, visit the Online learning at U of G page for helpful resources.

*It is recommended that you complete Introduction to Plant-Based Diets before selecting other courses in the certificate.


You will be assessed through a project-based assignment.

Sponsoring Partner

  • Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Applied Human Sciences

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Diets and their Environmental Impacts
February 20, 2023 to March 19, 2023
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Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $299.00
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Section Notes

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If you are new to online learning we encourage you to visit our Online Learning at UofG resource page.

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There are no required textbooks for this course, as a student, you will have access to the University of Guelph Library.

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