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Health InformaticsNutritionFood SafetyFood Science

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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
A Sociocultural History of Obesity3m
Macronutrient Structure & Metabolism4m
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
Trends in Sugar Consumption & Recommendations4m
The Case for Cooking6m
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
4 videos
Cooking: Fundamental Ingredients3m
Cooking: Increasing Vegetable Intake2m
Cooking: Sensible Substitutions3m
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
Shopping in a Supermarket2m
Reading Nutrition Labels4m
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 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.

By NKFeb 25th 2019

It was very informative course. It could have more quizzes and assignments. The way things were explained in the course was quiet interesting. Keep it up!! course. I really like this way of education.

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Maya Adam, MD

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Stanford School of Medicine

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