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About the Course

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it. In addition, we will present a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives. View the trailer for the course here:

Top reviews


Aug 27, 2019

Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!


Feb 25, 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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Jun 04, 2018

very educative, interesting and insightful

By Sushanna W

Apr 28, 2018

Excellent! Very practical and informative!

By Mohamed A

May 19, 2019

There is more info that should be updates

By Ain F

Jul 19, 2017

Good explanation and sharing. Keep it up!

By Kannan S

Nov 14, 2017

Basic information about Food and Health.

By lena.pan

Feb 13, 2018

It will be better If it could go deeper

By Victoria B

Mar 01, 2016

Really enjoyed this course, thank you x

By syed z m a

Feb 02, 2016

its the best course on food i believe .

By Nathan J

Jul 01, 2019

Great content and examlpes and tricks.

By Alex D

Feb 16, 2017

nice course, could be more scientific

By Ping Z

Sep 27, 2016

The course is short but very helpful.

By Constance B

Jan 24, 2016

Basic information but well presented.

By fanqian y

Sep 07, 2017

Be of great help to guide my dietary

By Bhagwat N P

Dec 05, 2019

Food and Health course is Excellent

By Ranganathan P

Jun 08, 2019

Good, practical introductory course

By Aparna G

Feb 25, 2019

quick & very informative. worth it

By Fran

Aug 08, 2016

Informative and thought provoking.

By Gina A M

May 01, 2018

very good and informative course.

By Prachi K J

Sep 04, 2017

A good way to get into nutrition!

By Sarah G

Jun 14, 2016

Informative & easy to understand.

By Patrick S

Apr 17, 2018

Very informative but very basic.

By Fion S

Sep 13, 2017

i really like the cooking video!

By Ting S

Jun 21, 2016

Straightforward and easygoing!

By Amy F

May 15, 2019

I recommend for the beginner.

By Katerina I

Jul 10, 2017

Quite basic, but good course.