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Health InformaticsNutritionFood SafetyFood Science

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Beginner Level

Approx. 4 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1 hour/week...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Ukrainian, Czech, Portuguese (Brazilian), German, Russian, English, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Background on Food & Nutrients

6 videos (Total 23 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Carbohydrate-rich Foods & the Glycemic Index3m
Animal & Plant-based Proteins3m
Dietary Fats & Their Effects on Human Health4m
1 practice exercise
Section 1 Quiz12m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Contemporary Trends in Eating

5 videos (Total 26 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
A Case Study: Middle-aged Pre-diabetic Man6m
A Step-wise Approach to Behavior Change2m
1 practice exercise
Section 2 Quiz14m
Week
3
21 minutes to complete

Future Directions in Health - Part I

4 videos (Total 13 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Section 3 Quiz8m
Week
4
25 minutes to complete

Future Directions in Health - Part 2

4 videos (Total 15 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
The Importance of Moderation in Maintaining a Healthy Diet4m
1 practice exercise
Section 4 Quiz10m
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Top reviews from Stanford Introduction to Food and Health

By AEJun 22nd 2018

It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!

By TLOct 1st 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.

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Maya Adam, MD

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Stanford School of Medicine

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