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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!


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.

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By Frida A M G

Jul 21, 2017

It is an excellent course. I learned a lot! Thank you!

By Anna S

Jul 21, 2017

Very accessible and well presented useful information.

By jiwon p

Nov 16, 2016

I learned a lot of things and information about health

By Deborah M

Nov 07, 2016

Brilliant introduction to healthy eating and lifestyle

By fahad m

Oct 17, 2016

get a lot of information about the food and the health

By Jesus C

Feb 15, 2016

Very clear and didactic. Useful concepts to the point.

By Yiorgos P

Feb 05, 2016

Good, succint , well presented and informative course

By Roy A E

Jan 21, 2016

Quality course with valuable content. Good experience!

By Kseniya

Jan 21, 2016

Awesome! Very inspiring! I wish it lasted much longer!

By Anish M

Sep 07, 2020

Love the recipes here and also extremely informative!

By Olaoye V O

Sep 04, 2020

It interesting but I don't know to get my certificate

By Francine S

Sep 01, 2020

Lindo curso! Obrigada pelos conteúdos e oportunidade!

By Farrel M

Aug 07, 2020

Good layout , easy to understand. Tought very well .

By Tracy P

May 04, 2020

I learned a lot from course! It was very interesting!

By Kurt M

Feb 11, 2020

Good practical course on nutrition and healthy eating

By Ramya K

Nov 25, 2019

enjoyed the course. My favorite part was the recipes.

By Jim h

Nov 24, 2019

Great understandable, practical, usable information!

By juan p

Oct 05, 2019

Food is the one and most important of our medicines.

By Jane C

Sep 29, 2019

Very informative and well explained. I learned a lot.

By dani r b m

Aug 25, 2019

Thanks for everything, I have learned a lot from you

By Non A

Mar 09, 2019

An excellent intro to the science of food and health!

By Kalpana A

Sep 26, 2018

In my views this course is magnificent and everyone

By Indraveni K

Feb 10, 2018

This was easy to do and informative at the same time.

By Sebastian C

Oct 04, 2017

Great Introduction, easy to follow, very interesting!

By Motovilowa E

Sep 20, 2017

The course is very informative and easy to understand