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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 ;)


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 natallia b

Aug 26, 2018

Great course to refresh my previous knowledge, bur very easy. I completed it in one day)))

By Pauline L

Oct 23, 2017

I love how they shared their passion for home cooking, and taught me the importance of it.

By Tran T T H

Sep 21, 2017

This is a very nice course providing you with basic understandings of nutrition and health

By Jamie J

Apr 13, 2017

Very informative, will be of much use to individuals looking to start a healthy lifestyle.

By Tara d G

Dec 9, 2016

Very clear and well designed course. Gives a good insight and overview on food and health.

By Annamária N

Mar 16, 2016

Great, enjoyable, easy to follow and understand, and really practical knowledge! Thank you

By Hanna J

Jan 26, 2016

Great introduction to nutrition. Entertaining, instructive and potentially life saving :).

By Yiting H

Jun 24, 2022

It's a great class which teaches you about some basic knowlage about the food and health.

By ЯньСя

Feb 25, 2022

Through the study course, I learned how to match the food in a nutritious and healthy way

By Catherine H

Feb 7, 2022

The course was brief but presented some interesting approaches to the topic of nutrition.

By Williams R

Jan 19, 2022

Nice review of reminders we should actively practice and incorporate in our daily lives.


By Ugonna W

Jan 15, 2022

Very easy and informative. Well explained nutrition information. I'd recommend it to all!

By Del S

Dec 20, 2021

I learned that fast meals by eating out is not the best health choice for me or my family


Nov 20, 2021

This course was very helpful and i gained a lot from it.Thanks a lot for your great work.

By haiqa m

Aug 27, 2021

It was an awesome course. In that course everything is explained very well. Appreciated.

By Irina K

Aug 3, 2021

Очень понравился курс. Информация которую знала, представилась в другом ракурсе. Спасибо!

By Sue B

Jun 6, 2021

T​his was a good introduction to nutrition and steps to take towards a more healthy diet.

By Светлана Х

Mar 23, 2021

отличный курс, простым и доступным языком поясняет почему и как легко питаться правильно.

By Μαρία Κ

Nov 25, 2020

It's a great opportunity to learn new information and change your routine for the better.

By Lesia

Sep 8, 2020

It was a pleasure to spend time with You!

The course was interesting, fun and informative!

By Cynthia M

Jun 22, 2020

It was really understandable, easy to digest content, go for the real food, not too much.

By Annie C

Jun 2, 2020

a great introduction class with simple tools and tips to educate yourself on food health.

By Joshua P

May 26, 2020

Highly satisfactory and extensive learning in aspects of the Food and Nutrition industry.

By Deleted A

May 4, 2020

I enjoyed the format of the course. It contained good information given in short lessons.

By Amanda M

Apr 18, 2020

Good, engaging content. Excellent course for someone who wants to start eating healthier.