The online-video-course “Sustainability and Nutrition“ (in German language) addresses environmental, economic, social, health and cultural impacts of our dietary habits and our food system from a local, national and global perspective. It raises awareness of the need of a transformation of society towards sustainable nutrition and finally lifestyles.

Koerber 2014; Koerber et al. 2012

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific

Sectors of activity
Food & Beverage, Education

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Start date


The course is based on the concept of a “Sustainable Nutrition“, also known as “Wholesome Nutrition“ (German: Vollwert-Ernährung) or “Nutrition Ecology“, which we are working on for 35 years. lt consists of nine 60-90-min lectures. The videos and slides will be available for free on a YouTube channel. Our target groups are multipliers from different professional fields, e.g. nutrition sciences, development cooperation, environmental education, as well as students, dieticians, and interested consumers. Additionally “live“ lectures as well as the implementation into teaching will take place at several German universities. The videos and slides will be available for free on a YouTube channel (, download of slides and literature is available for private use on


Additional “live“ lectures are planned at Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, and University of Education Heidelberg - as well the implementation into teaching at Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.

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