Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No admission requirements,application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the micro-credential

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Micro-credential Overview

In this 6-hour micro-credential, learners will explore various food additives and how they are used in preparing meals. They will also learn to read food labels for nutritional value and discover common food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances, and foodborne allergens. Lastly, learners will learn about anaphylaxis and how to treat allergic reactions.

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the micro-credential will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.


  • 1

    Welcome to the micro-credential!

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    • Navigation

    • Learning Outcomes

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Nutrition & Food Additives

    • Learning Objectives

    • Lesson Overview

    • Food Additives

    • Additives for Preserving Food

    • Artificial Preservatives

    • Direct Additives

    • Food Additives

    • Knowledge Check

    • Concerns with Food Additives

    • Knowledge Check

    • Salt, Sugar and Starch

    • Health Canada on Food Additives

    • Knowledge Check

    • Salt (Sodium)

    • Salt (Sodium) Continued

    • Knowledge Check

    • Food Labels

    • Salt and Sugar

    • Sweeteners

    • Be an Informed Consumer

    • Nutrition Facts Table

    • Understanding Nutrition Facts Table

    • Watch out for Marketing

    • Investigation of Food Labels

    • Helpful Tips for Reading Food Labels

    • Awareness

    • Summary

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Food Sensitivities and Allergies

  • 4

    Next steps

    • Summary

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...

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