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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


Oct 01, 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.


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!

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By Vandana.R

Jan 27, 2019

Learnt a lot about food and the right way to consume it. It was a very informative online course. Thanks to Adam Smith ma'am for sharing the valuable information.

By Laura E I

Jan 28, 2019


By Ao X

Jan 02, 2019

Very nice and quick introduction. Helped a lot. It helps convince myself :D

By Mohsen M

Jan 05, 2019

Very interesting course.

By Ilona L

Jan 03, 2019

Interesting course. Thank you Maya! :)

By Salimgereyeva A

Jan 04, 2019

Great basic info

By Redfella

Jan 29, 2019

Really good presentation dealing with our attitude towards food. Provides a very digestible overview of the science and practical tips on shopping, preparation and making good food choices. Helps to destroy myths about food that are often used as excuses for not taking responsibility for one's choices. In sh

By Bani J

Jan 29, 2019

A very informative course about food nutrition and our daily life

By Lillian S

Jan 29, 2019

The course was very helpful with a better understanding of nutritional value of foods, thank you for the opportunity to learn more.

By Asia A A A

Jan 31, 2019

Dear Sir

I AGREE with this course it is very help full, I learn a lot of things here that I was not now any thing about

By Prabhjot J

Feb 02, 2019

very informative

By Sagar B

Feb 02, 2019

Basic and essential concepts are discussed here.

By Gustavo S

Feb 03, 2019

very good


Feb 03, 2019

It was easy to complete, simple and to the point.

By Amal r

Feb 04, 2019

I don the course in


Feb 04, 2019

Very well explained , the way of conveying message was very good. It is really simple and helpful for a general approach to eating for health in daily life.

By Irelyn

Feb 04, 2019

great knowledge

By Aleksei S

Feb 04, 2019

Thank you so much. Wonderful course and recipes ;-)

By Matthew W W

Feb 06, 2019

This course has really opened my eyes to food and health, specifically how we should treat our food in respect to our health. Thank you so much Maya!

By Aarón S

Feb 05, 2019


By Diana S R R

Feb 05, 2019

Realmente disfruté este curso, fue muy claro y preciso. Y en verdad me ayudó mucho a entender mejor acerca de una mejor alimentación

By Alexey V R

Nov 20, 2018

Very excited with this course! Thank you!!!

By Dorothy D k

Nov 21, 2018

An absolute must for anyone who is planning meals for health

By Paulina M

Nov 24, 2018

I liked it a lot !