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About PAN Academy

The PAN Academy is our online learning platform that makes nutrition education accessible to everyone. We know that nutrition has great power to influence health but, at the same time, nutrition education is neglected in medical school curricula. We are on a mission to change this imbalance by offering our nutritional science knowledge in the form of fun and engaging video lessons to medical students, physicians and healthcare professionals. With this know-how you can become even better at supporting your patients to make more informed food choices for their health.

Our educational offerings are not only for medical professionals. Just about anyone who is interested in learning how healthy, whole food plant-based nutrition can save lives, treat and prevent the most deadly NCDs and mitigate climate change is invited to take the courses.


Our educational courses are available for anyone to watch, just create a PAN Academy User account to get started.

  • Focused modules on various nutritional medicine topics
  • Easy-to-follow, fun and engaging video lessons with a presenter
  • Lots of graphics and visual cues to help you retain the information
  • Quizzes to put your new knowledge to the test


Our team of expert nutritional scientists and physicians uses the latest scientific knowledge to ensure our course content is accurate and up-to-date.


PAN Members get additional access to PAN Academy add-on features and resources including:

  • Downloadable cheat sheets with a summary of the key facts from each module
  • Final test for each module
  • Course completion certificates to use for your professional development and to prove you passed the final test and successfully completed the courses
  • Plus, more members-only benefits

How does it work?

The PAN Academy is a self-paced online learning platform where you can learn about various topics related to nutrition and health. New course content will be release on a regular basis. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with new releases or browse below for links to all available modules.

The PAN Academy course content is available with a free PAN Academy User account or a PAN Member account. Membership (and the payment of the membership fee) is not required to take a course, it is optional in order to gain access to extra resources including a final test and course completion certificates.


PAN Academy modules are available to logged in users only. You can either create a free PAN Academy User account or become a PAN Member to access the course content.


Once your user account is created (and approved for PAN Membership accounts), you’ll receive your login details via email. Use these details to log in to the website.


Go to the module overview page for the module you wish to take and click on the “start module” button. You’ll see all the lessons and quizzes that are currently available to you for that module. Enjoy learning!

Create a free PAN Academy User account

You need to create an account to access PAN Academy modules. No payment or other commitments are necessary, simply register your name and email address to create your free account and start learning today.

If you would like full access to final tests, course completion certificates and additional resources, consider becoming a PAN Member instead. With a PAN Member account you can log in to unlock even more educational resources and content. Click here for more information about becoming a member.

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“Power of Nutrition” is the first module available on the PAN Academy. This introductory module includes 7 video lessons with quizzes to give you a solid background knowledge about how nutrition influences health.

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“Basics of Nutrition” is the second module available on the PAN Academy. This introductory module includes 8 video lessons with quizzes to give you a solid background knowledge about the history of nutritional science and the compounds that make up our food.
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“Evaluation of Nutrition Studies” is the third module available on the PAN Academy. This introductory module includes 6 video lessons with quizzes and practical exercises. It teaches you how to read and interpret nutrition science. And, how to use it to make informed evidence-based decisions.

Example Clips

The clips below are short extracts from the lesson content to give you an idea of what to expect. The full lessons are, on average, 10 minutes in duration or longer. Create an account to watch the full lessons.

Module #3 Lesson 1 – Which Study Types Are Best for Nutrition Research?

Dr. Miriam Sonntag explains why the “gold standard” of nutrition studies, RCTs (randomised control trials), are not always the most accurate study types for understanding nutrition science.

Module #3 Lesson 2 – Dietary Patterns Versus Single Nutrients

Focusing on the effect of single nutrients is not the most accurate way to evaluate outcomes. Foods are complex combinations of various nutrients that are never consumed in isolation in the real world.

Module #1 Lesson 2 – What are DALYs?

In this clip, we explain DALY’s and why they are important to understand when looking at the global burden of disease and the crisis of diet-related chronic illnesses.

Module #1 Lesson 3 – Health Risks of Red Meat

Red meat and processed meat (such as sausages or cold cuts) are recurrently associated with health risks. We take a deep dive into what the latest science can tell us about nutrition and health in lesson 3.

Module #1 Lesson 5 – What to feed your gut microbes for optimal health

The term gut microbiome refers to all bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa that live in our intestines. Science is slowly starting to understand the numerous effects they have on our health and how a lack of diversity has been linked to several diseases.

Module #2 Lesson 1 – Why the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is important

In this clip, Cirus explains how our body converts these fatty acids and why it’s important to get the right ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 for optimal health.

Module #2 Lesson 5 – What are the best dietary sources of iron?

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. In this clip, Cirus outlines some of the best iron-rich plant foods to add to your diet.

Module #2 Lesson 7 – Is dietary fibre good for your health?

In this clip, Cirus explains the various positive effects of dietary fibre and polyphenols on the gut microbiome and on our health in general.

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