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NutritionOrganic FoodFood SafetyFood Science

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours of videos and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: Croatian, Arabic, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Bulgarian, Korean, German, Russian, English, Spanish, Japanese, Romanian, Polish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Why Home Cooking Matters

A childhood obesity epidemic is facing the USA and many developed nations. Why are so many foods processed, and what can we do to protect our families? We also explore the six basic ingredients every cook should have on hand!

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10 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Food is more than just nutrition 6m
Why home cooking matters3m
Why are there so many processed foods?4m
USDA nutrition guidelines8m
The Six Ingredients Every Kitchen Needs3m
Stocking a Kitchen Pantry5m
Egg-in-a-hole5m
Smoothie3m
Vegetable Stir-Fry8m
1 reading
Recommended Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Why Home Cooking Matters14m
Elements of a Healthy Kitchen14m
Why Home Cooking Matters14m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

What Constitutes a Balanced Meal?

Everything you need to know about what makes up a balanced meal, including fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Learn tricks for controlling portion sizes while maintaining satisfaction.

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10 videos (Total 45 min), 3 quizzes
10 videos
Carbohydrates 5m
Fats6m
Proteins3m
Sugar - Too much of a good thing?3m
Hunger and the "Glycemic Index" 3m
How to eat in moderation4m
Oatmeal2m
Homemade Pasta Sauce 7m
Almond Cake 3m
3 practice exercises
The Elements of a Balanced Meal30m
Sugar, Hunger and the Glycemic Index22m
What Constitutes a Balanced Meal?22m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

From Supermarket to Dinner Table to School

Tricks for navigating the supermarket and shop for vegetables. Why the family meal is about more than just food; how to pack a quick, healthy lunch for a child and why this is so important; how to shop for fruits and vegetables (and teach children to love them); making over our children's favorite foods, and more healthy treats.

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8 videos (Total 30 min), 3 quizzes
8 videos
Shopping for vegetables2m
What are the most nutritious foods? 3m
Packing a lunchbox2m
The family meal3m
Dealing with picky eaters3m
Chicken Nuggets5m
Cupcakes4m
3 practice exercises
Navigating the supermarket16m
The Dinner Table6m
From Supermarket to Dinner Table to School20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Sustainable Eating

How to make choices that are good for you and the planet. Understand the difference between local, organic, and sustainable. Also, gardening as a way of getting children excited about fresh foods.

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9 videos (Total 40 min), 3 quizzes
9 videos
What does "organic" mean?2m
What does "locally grown" mean? 2m
Healthy People = Healthy Planet5m
Growing a kitchen garden with Rita Bottini5m
Growing a kitchen garden1m
Fish 4m
Soups7m
Steam vegetables 2m
3 practice exercises
What is Sustainable Eating?12m
Growing a Kitchen Garden12m
Sustainable Eating34m
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Top reviews from Child Nutrition and Cooking

By ZPOct 7th 2015

This course is immensely informative, as well as fun! I loved the way Maya made things simple, with diagrams to accompany all of the the nutrition information. I hope she does more courses like these!

By RHSep 17th 2017

very useful and practical course.. it boosts my positive energy to cook more and more in healthy way for my baby coz much love=much healthy.. It inspired me, it's very simple , easy and very healthy..

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Maya Adam, MD

Lecturer
Stanford School of Medicine

About Stanford University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States....

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