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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


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.


Oct 7, 2021

this course changed my view on healthy eating and also instilled healthy cooking habits in me! I absolutely oved the simple , delicious and healthy recipes! definitely trying them out ! Thank you Maya

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By manju s

Apr 13, 2019

indeed the course is quite informative and would recommend to my friends as well. Thanks

By Marga S P

Mar 4, 2019

Excellent contents and nicely presented. I also likes the interviews with Michael Pollan

By Prashanth K S

Aug 24, 2018

This Course is very good to understand the basic concept of Nutrition and well being (Y)

By Stephanie P E

May 8, 2018

The course was amazing i learn new things and it is ok everything, thanks for everything

By Vitaly S

Apr 11, 2018

Good introduction in basis of healthy food, very simple for understanding. Thanks a lot!

By Jenica P

Mar 14, 2018

Great introduction course. It was easy to follow and complete even with my busy schedule

By Flavia F

Jan 4, 2018

great for beginners. A lot of useful information presented in a simple way. great course

By Vera L F P

Jul 13, 2017

Great course, helps us to understand many aspects of a health eating in a very easy way.

By moughies

Jan 27, 2017

i am very happy to complete this course , but unfortunately i didn't get the certificate

By Xian Z

Oct 20, 2016

This course is a very easy-to-follow instruction of how to choose food and eat healthy!

By Michael A G

Apr 4, 2016

Very informative and simple. I love all the recipes and I can't wait to try all of them.

By Karina E

Jun 17, 2022

Estoy encantada de poder aprender nuevos conocimientos y asi mismo ponerlos en practica

By Claudia P Q C

Jan 26, 2022

​Useful and interesting. The methodology is very good. It is based on scientific facts.

By Anapeta P

Dec 29, 2021

Great class for beginners. The information was explained thoroughly and well organized.

By Heba K M B

Oct 11, 2021

This course is useful and helpful for understanding the introduction of human nutrition

By Kinza H

Aug 4, 2021

this course was really interesting andi have learned a lot from this course . thank you

By Alexander S

May 17, 2021

Learned many important new things and got more details on things i already kind of knew

By Nikos K

Feb 20, 2021

Really interesting course, very engaging. Week's 5 bonus material is a must read/watch!

By Maleka F S

Jan 9, 2021

I learned a lot from this course. I love our teacher and enjoyed this course very much.

By Lisa D D

Oct 23, 2020

This course was extremely informative as it relates to facts around food and nutrition.

By Dixitha S

Oct 11, 2020

it was very useful. And I have started to work on it.

Eat. Not too much. Mostly plants.

By S H E E

Sep 30, 2020

Excellent course with very useful information i was happy and grateful with this course

By Loretta M

Aug 19, 2020

Excellent course. Good information, great presentation with very credible instructors.

By Pamela S B

Jul 30, 2020

This course will help you understand the way we should be eating and why. Great course!

By Fayez A

May 16, 2020

Very very attractive course in clear ways to present and rich in information, thank you