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Nutrition Challenge Badge (NCB) e-Learning Course in a nutshell


  • Client Name: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO
  • Publisher Name: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO
  • Developer Name: Riseup Labs
  • Course Type: Educational
  • Platform: Web
  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Product Working Type: Completed 
  • Product Device Type: PC, Mobile
  • Product type: e-Learning course
  • Category: e-Learning
  • Development Period: September 04, 2020 - December 31, 2020

The e-Learning field is increasing day by day. The simplest and the fastest way to learn something new is through e-Learning, which is learning online. The contribution of an e-Learning course is immense in today’s world in every way possible.

Verified e-Learning courses today have the strength to give proper knowledge and certification. One such system is Nutrition Challenge Badge (NCB) e-Learning course.

What is Nutrition Challenge Badge (NCB) e-Learning Course?

This course aims to increase the nutrition knowledge of the adolescents and youth for engaging them in nutrition and food security issues. In addition, it focuses on addressing the activities that are linked to SDG- Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3 and 12.

The course is mainly based on the NCB guide for Bangladesh. It is a development of the MUCH- Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge project, FPMU- Food Planning and Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Food and BIID Foundation customizing the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) NCB Manual.

Nutrition Challenge Badge NCB e-Learning Course and Platform
Purpose of the NCB e-Learning course

The course aims to scale up the coverage of NCB for youth and adolescents in hard-to-reach locations. Most importantly, it wants to make the resource accessible for youth and adolescents across Bangladesh and inspire self-learning.

The NCB e-learning platform defines the entire system to host and run the NCB course (online and offline). You, as the learner, can access the online platform with a link using the Internet from a website. 

Considering that many children and youth in Bangladesh still may not have access to the Internet or mobile applications, the offline version of the NCB courses is also there. With available hardware (computers and laptops), you can access the entire content to run offline through Pendrive.

There is no software to install on the computer to access the offline NCB e-learning platform. You can run the platform from the Pendrive using instructions from a user guide.

Healthy Lifestyles Instructed by NCB

What are the 17 SDGs?

The General Assembly received the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. It has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based on the principle called "leaving no one behind," the new Agenda underlines an effective way to achieve manageable improvement, sustainable development for all.

The 17 SDGs for a Sustainable World

Goal 1: No Poverty

This includes economic growth for providing sustainable jobs and promoting the concept of equality. 

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

This means that the agricultural and food sectors have the leading development solutions. As a result, it can remove poverty and hunger eventually. 

Goal 3: Good Health And Well-being

Sustainable development demands a healthy life to promote everyone's well-being of all ages.

Goal 4: Quality Education

A quality education can ensure and be the foundation for improving lives and sustainable development.

Goal 5: Gender Equality 

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation for a prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable planet. 

Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation 

In the world where we live, access to clean water is essential, no doubt. With that comes clean sanitation too. 

Goal 7: Affordable And Clean Energy 

Energy is the central point to every critical opportunity and challenge worldwide.

Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth 

Proper economic growth requires societies to create situations that give people the chance to do and have quality jobs.  

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, And Infrastructure

Investment in proper infrastructure is essential for sustainable development. 

Goal 10: Reduced Inequality 

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities And Communities 

A perfect future needs cities to provide opportunities for everyone with access to some essential services, housing, transportation, etc.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production 

The natural resources need sustainable management and efficient usage.

Goal 13: Climate Action 

Climate change is something that is a global challenge. Thus, it affects everyone and everywhere. 

Goal 14: Life Below Water 

The life below water is as essential as the life and environment above it. For a sustainable future, this global resource needs careful management. 

Goal 15: Life On Land 

Life on land is essential because it includes forests and land itself. A fit world that looks good has the quality.

Goal 16: Peace And Justice Strong Institutions 

Justice to all is critical, and for that, building accountable, effective institutions at every level is essential.

Goal 17: Partnerships To Achieve The Goal 

Giving a new touch to the global partnership is necessary for a sustainable development

SDGs Covered throughout the course and Why?

The SDGs converted throughout the courses are 2,3 and 12.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger- To remove hunger, one needs to know nutrition and food habits. This course does a perfect job in that.

 Goal 3: Good Health And Well-being- Good health needs the proper balance of good food and discipline. The modules of this course are set so that they serve the purpose of maintaining good health with a balanced diet.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production- With proper food, responsible consumption and production are automatically produced. It comes under several parts of the course, especially in the “eat and live green” portion and balanced diet lesson.

SDGS covered Throughout the Course and Why

The Target audience

It is primarily for children, youth, and adolescents from 10 to 24 years of age.

Why is this course fit for the target audience?

The target audience also includes anyone interested in learning nutrition and teaching nutrition in school or out-of-school contexts and communities. Here come practitioners working in multi-section such as food, agriculture, health, education, environment, climate change, social protection, and related areas. 

It also aims to reach the youth and adolescents in rural and urban areas. To provide learning opportunities to them even during the lockdown associated with the COVID-19 situation, it deprived them of education opportunities.

Upon completion of all lessons, you can:  

  • understand Nutrition-related concepts and definitions. 
  • establish and encourage good nutritional practice and standards as an integral part of health care practice.
Why is NCB Fit for the Target Audience
Precautions to Stay Safe

Structure of the Course

NCB e-Learning Course consists of two sections, four modules, and a final assessment. 

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Introduction including Improve your knowledge

All in all, this introductory section covers SDG- Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDG 2, 3, and 12), including the brief nutrition situation in Bangladesh, tips on "how to create behavior change" aiming to support the learning process.

Duration- 15 mins

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Module 1: Healthy Lifestyles

It elaborates on the key factors that can lead to a healthy lifestyle and explain how a healthy lifestyle can improve your health and well-being.

Duration of module 1: 20 mins

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Module 2: Healthy Eating Choices

This module introduces definitions and concepts related to healthy eating choices. Also, that includes a balanced diet, nutrients, calories, malnutrition and others. It has 5 lessons.

Duration of module 2: 70 mins

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Module 3: Food Safety and Hygiene

This module covers food safety and things you can do to ensure the food you eat is safe. It has three lessons.

Duration of module 3: 15 mins

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Module 4: Eat and Live Green – Time for Sustainable Diets

This module gives you a detailed overview for understanding the need to make sustainable food choices. It has five lessons.

Duration of module 4: 40 mins

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Take Action

This section provides you information on what the government (FPMU) and other organizations are promoting. That also includes good nutrition and nutrition-sensitive food systems and their policy application and tips on translating learning into actions.

Duration: 15 mins

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Final assessment

Finally, as the learner, you have 20-25 questions to respond to the assessment. You need to get a passing grade (40% pass grade if you are 10 – 15 years old and 75% pass grade if you are more than 16 years old) 

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Upon successful completion, you can earn a digital badge certificate from the Nutrition Challenge Badge e-learning platform (both online and offline). The digital badge certification verifies that the learner has achieved the learning outcomes and competencies outlined in the NCB e-learning course.

You have three attempts to qualify to earn the digital badge certificate. If you fail in 3 tries, you go back to the course's beginning and retake the course.

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What is a digital badge certificate?

It is an online visual representation of learned skills and achievements earned in the learning environment. Certificates can be displayed wherever earners want them on the web and share them for education, employment, or lifelong learning. 

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Duration of the entire course

To complete the entire course, it takes just 3 hours. You can select which module you want to start based on your preference and available time. Once you start one module, you have to complete it to move to another module. 

Temperature and thermometer Scales for Food

User Journey throughout the Course

The entire course and each module have a specific learning time (defined by MUCH). There is no timer on the platform for the course to encourage youth and adolescents for their learning.

The content is available in two languages. Default as Bengali, and another option is English.

Video or audio elements are used to facilitate access to learning resources by Persons with Disability (PwD).

There is an Introduction, four modules, a part on "take action," a maximum of 5 lessons in each module. 

You need to complete each module to unlock the next module. You cannot skip the module and move to the next unless it is 100% completed. In between the modules and lessons, you find questions to check your understanding of the topic.

To make it further enjoyable, you get points in each of the correct responses to check your understanding section. It reflects on your profile page. 

Also, NCB activities are suggested in the modules as an option, which you may wish to undertake and share your experiences. This section is inactive until you complete all the modules and lessons. And you have 20-25 questions to respond to your assessment.

Here are the portions of the course which a user gets in the journey:

Improve your knowledge: Brief nutrition situation in Bangladesh and Tips on “How to create behavior change” to support the learning process.

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Module 1: Healthy Lifestyle

To understand and effectively apply the key factors in our daily lives, the module aims to explain the eight elements for leading a healthy lifestyle. 

They are: 

  1. Physical activity and fitness active and fit 
  2. Adequate Sleep 
  3. Mental Health
  4. Hygiene and Sanitation 
  5. Safe Water 
  6. Access to Medical Care 
  7. Knowledge & Care 
  8. A Balanced Diet
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Module 2: Healthy Eating Choices

The module “Healthy Eating Choices” provides a blueprint that helps children/youth make the best eating choices encouraging them to take charge of their health and be well-nourished. The module introduces definitions and concepts related to healthy eating choices, including a balanced diet, nutrients, calories, malnutrition, etc. 

Furthermore, the module covers the fundamentals of healthy eating through a series of proper lessons which influence children/youth to make the right food choices. 

Here are the lessons: 

Lesson 1: A Balanced Diet

Lesson 2: Nutrients

Lesson 3: What are Calories?

Lesson 4: Malnutrition

Lesson 5: Reading Food Labels

Lesson 6: The healthy eating checklist

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Module 3: Food Safety and Hygiene

Food safety means keeping food safe from germs, dirt, extraneous materials and others that could harm the health of a person. Unsafe food can cause foodborne illness (often called food poisoning). 

Lessons of this module:

Lesson 1: Food Safety Basics -What makes us sick?

Lesson 2: Five keys to safer food

Lesson 3: Regulating food safety

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Module 4: Eat and Live Green – Time for Sustainable Diets

In the module, the five (5) lessons give a detailed overview for understanding the need to make sustainable food choices. 

The module includes: 

  1. Eating Habits Impact Environment 
  2. Know about Sustainable Diets 
  3. Buying and Acquiring Food Sustainably 
  4. Saving and Storing Food 
  5. Sustainable Reuse and Disposal Solutions
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“Take Action” portion

This section provides information on what the government, UN and other organizations are doing to promote good nutrition and healthy living, as well as nutrition-sensitive food systems and its policy application, and tips on how you can translate what you have learned through this e-learning module into actions. Initiatives led by FPMU are highlighted.

Ideas for Physical Activity during Self-Isolation
History of (NCB) e-Learning Course

The course has a story before the software development company Riseup Labs started working on the project from September 4, 2020.

In May 2018, Bangladesh ICT in Development (BIID) conducted a rapid needs assessment on e-learning courses for nutrition education. That interviewed 175 youth and adolescents from different parts of Bangladesh. 

There, the ideal and the number one way to gain knowledge was "face-to-face training," and "online courses" ranked second. 90.4% of the respondents confirmed a need for a comprehensive e-learning platform for gaining and building nutrition knowledge. A mobile phone and computer were the 1st and 2nd highest preferred tools, respectively, when taking any e-learning module.

The rapid needs assessment findings noted that youth and adolescents are keen to learn and participate in online courses. 


History of NCB e-Learning Course

Features of NCB e-Learning Course


  • An online and offline e-learning system based on the existing NCB guide in Bangla and English, including the Front-end website and Back end website
  • Total seven portions- Introduction, four modules, 1 take action section and one final assessment section
  • Text to speech voice over for the e-learning materials
  • Maximum of five lessons in each module
  • Each module has some quizzes to check your understanding
  • Duration of the course- 3 hours
  • Marking System in the final assessment test.
  • Interactive e-learning platform. After completing the final assessment, you receive a digital certificate.
Features of NCB e-Learning Course

Benefits of NCB e-Learning Course


  • Easy to understand e-Learning course for people of all ages
  • Available in two languages- English and Bangla 
  • The NCB e-learning course offers a wealth of knowledge on nutrition and related issues, and at the same time, encourages learners to take action
  • At the end of each section and module, learners can download the list of activities linked to what they learned
  • The NCB e-learning platform links to the YUNGA Facebook page, where learners can post their achievements. This is a way for the youth and adolescents to be connected to other youth who are doing NCB in other countries
  • Youth actions will encourage others and make a difference not only in Bangladesh but in the world 
  • The online version of the NCB course can be accessed by mobile phone or computer (desktop and laptop). The offline version of the NCB course is available on the NCB website. It can be downloaded to computers and laptops (Windows and Mac)
Benefits of NCB e-Learning Course


The Result

This e-Learning course is different from others because it serves a common purpose to all-knowledge of nutrition. 

To stay safe, one needs a good knowledge of nutrition at any age. And since this course is available in both English and Bangla languages, since this course is valid for offline, this is fit for most people in Bangladesh.

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