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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


Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.


Sep 30, 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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By Huda Z A

Sep 19, 2020

i have learned alot of Valuable and helpful nutritional information .

thanks Coursera :) <3 <3

By Sallie W

Sep 11, 2020

I liked it and learned a lot of knowledge, as well as the cooking videos. Thank you very much

By Ambrose A

Aug 4, 2020

Great course with lot of information and basics knowledge of organic food and processed foods.

By Tuane V R M

Jul 13, 2020

Com o curso eu posso acrescentar ainda mais conhecimento em minha área de trabalho, muito bom!

By Hoang M D

Jun 30, 2020

Great Course with good explanation and love the fact that Maya put some recipes in the course!


May 12, 2020

Excellent course. Very easy to follow, relevant interviews, practical examples and eye opener.

By Andrea p

May 5, 2020

Muy bueno! Está en español también y me ayudo mucho con mi vida personal al momento de cocinar

By Amani

Apr 30, 2020

I love it.. Basically cause i'm a dietion i greatful that this course was very complete for me

By Keila M

Apr 23, 2020

Información interesante y suficiente para impulsar la curiosidad de continuar la investigación

By Ni K A A

Feb 12, 2020

Great e-learning experience with Stanford about nutrition and the impact on our health

By Maia S

Jul 9, 2019

The course was easy to follow and somewhat challenging. It's a good beginner nutrition course.

By Rajnish s

Feb 26, 2019

this was the great experience to get from cursera to know something about food and nutients.:)

By Kateryna N

Jan 16, 2019

Basic issues are covered, but prepared precisely, efficiently and understandable. Recommended!

By Екатерина

Nov 14, 2018

Спасибо, это замечательный курс, который расширяет представления о правильной и здоровой пище.

By Mary L B

Apr 16, 2018

I am trying to eat wisely, and this course gave me a good foundation to learn about nutrition.

By Julio C G E

Feb 22, 2018

Short and very helpful course about how the food has an enormous impact in our health and life

By Elina K

May 13, 2016

It is great course what helps you to improve your health!

Eat food.Not so much. Mostly plant)))

By Tannis S A

Jan 29, 2016

Lots of good tips and reminders one may have forgotten in this busy lifestyle most of us live.


Mar 18, 2022

I really acquired a lot of basics of healthy food. I recommand everyone to start studying it.

By Giuliana M

Feb 11, 2022

S​uper interesante el enfoque. Pautas claras. Lenguaje claro y apropiado para aplicarlo en la

By Lucía F F

Jan 24, 2022

Muy buen curso, te da unas nociones básicas y necesaria en cuanto al tema de la alimentación.

By Hamza B

Sep 11, 2021

Good experience with Coursea and a lot of information about nutrition and food Thanks Coursea

By Hannah I

Aug 5, 2021

It is an enlightening course on food, nutrition, diet and moderation. I really learned a lot!

By Sahana S

May 20, 2021

It was an amazing course and taught me a lot more to be conscious in terms of health and food

By Dharmendra K M

May 19, 2021

Nice organization of the course. I get significant information and really enjoyed the course.