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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 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)


Jan 18, 2021

It was an interesting and informative, at a basis level, course. The information is easy to understand and the new gained knowledges tend to remain in your memory, due to short and interactive videos.

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By Rimsha S

Jun 1, 2021

very practical and useful information. the course provides opportunity to learn the basics of our food.


May 25, 2021

This course gives a new dimension to your food habits from purchasing raw material to cooking & eating.

By Ana C A M

Mar 8, 2021

Muy buen curso , aprendí mucho y afiancé algunos de mis conocimientos sobre Nutrición.

Muy recomendable.

By Leslie B

Jan 11, 2021

Wonderful videos and text that is easily printed. Good basics going forward in other nutrition courses.

By April J

Aug 8, 2020

Very informative, easy to understand and realistic tips that I can put to everyday use. Thank you Maya!


Jul 4, 2020

easy to follow, gives general undestanding of nutrition as well as useful tips to follow a healthy diet

By Karime H G

Jun 8, 2020

Me encantó, aprendes a identificar alimentos saludables, porciones adecuadas de comida, nutrientes, etc


Jun 2, 2020

I am from Russia and really big thank you for russian translate. Its easy to understand and easy to do.

By Deleted A

May 25, 2020

very easy, nice introduction to a better eating habbit. Everyone should fallow this for a better health

By Mursal B

Apr 10, 2020

Thank you for amazing an valuable course, its speechless to put in words how effective it was for me.

By Vasz J

Apr 7, 2020

Gives through basic knowledge about current recommendations of healthy eating, nutrition and lifestyle.

By fanny e r

Mar 12, 2020

Información muy clara y especifica, de fácil comprehensión. Los vídeos y ejemplos son bastante útiles.

By Bhargav S

Oct 4, 2018

Absolutely Amazing. I was amazed and learnt a lot many new things which would help me in my daily life.

By Rodolfo V

Sep 7, 2018

I am getting interest in food, healthy food, and this course has been for me an excellent introduction.

By Akilah G

Feb 21, 2018

Great. Very informative and clearly thought out. Nice examples used very easy to follow and understand.

By Khairunisa M

Sep 5, 2017

An eye-opener and also the thought-provoking material of food and nutrion field. Keep up the good work!

By Elijah T H

Jan 25, 2017

Great course content and delivery. Well-structured to provide practical insights about food and health.

By Laroche J P

Nov 23, 2016

Very helpful. All videos are short, smart and positive. Thank you for the sharing. I warmly recommend !

By Tony L

Jul 27, 2016


Loud and clear, can be finish within two days

Eat food without processed is better

By Marco

Jan 29, 2016

Very interesting and well organised course where you can learn the basics of food, nutrition and health

By jafet l

Feb 15, 2023

muy completo y didactico facil de seguir y poder realizar los diferentes test y programas de trabajo.

By Catalina M

Feb 2, 2023

Me gustó mucho porque aborda todos los temas importantes sobre los alimentos y los beneficios de estos

By Benjaporn P

Nov 29, 2022

AWESOME! This course help me to understand the basic information about food that our body really need.

By Noura A

Oct 2, 2022

Super informational and easy to follow. The healthy recipes at the end provided are much appreciated.


Sep 26, 2022

This has given me and my 13-year-old home schooled child a good foundation for healthy eating habits.