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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

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.

Jun 21, 2018

It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!

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By Antonio P F

Apr 8, 2020

Acercamiento muy didáctico y motivador a seguir hábitos de nutrición más sanos.

By Nayayley

Oct 17, 2019

opened my eyes to how processed foods can have a negative effect on ones health

By Olga D

Oct 15, 2019

Great! Thank you for these very easy exlaned, but complete introduction course!

By Sopharoth I

Jul 31, 2019

I learned a lot about food and how to eat more healthy! Definitely recommended!

By Deleted A

Apr 2, 2019

The course important information to be considered for our health and nutrition.

By Mark J U

Jul 3, 2018

Great intro to healthy eating and valuable insight into how to maintain health.

By Dmitriy G

May 11, 2018

Easy to understand, full of practical advices, was helpful for me. Great course

By Paulo M d S

Sep 20, 2017

excelente curso, um ótimo começo para ter uma vida mais saudável.


By Yamei W

Aug 11, 2017

It is a really helpful course to give you a general idea of the healthier diet!

By Thorsten M

Aug 9, 2017

Very informative and easy to understand! Great Job! Hopefully there comes more!

By Sherri-lee R

Jun 17, 2017

Very educational, insightful and easy to understand. Highly recommended course.


Mar 21, 2016

Excellent food and health information. I learned a great deal, very impressive.


Nov 22, 2021

The instructor did an excellent job with the content and how it was presented.

By Muskan V

Aug 16, 2021

Just love the course and gain so much knowledge. Thank you so much. Amazing 👏

By Sahar S

Jul 5, 2021

I enjoyed this course sooo much. I learned new concepts and five stars for it.

By Patricia C

Jul 2, 2021

M​uy intereante y sencilllo para que cualquier persona lo pueda entender bien.

By J. B

Mar 10, 2021

ive learn alot on how to eat and make better food choices. Thank you Stanford.

By Ernest L

Oct 19, 2020

Charismatic speaker. Her enthusiasm carries over to the learner. Thank you !!!

By Alison R

Sep 30, 2020

Satisfying, informative, useful, engaging and educational for life. Thank you.

By Manoj K K

Aug 1, 2020

Good information, also which help me to advance my knowledge on fats and diets

By Sonya S

Jul 2, 2020

loved it! Thank you for a great course. My interest in nutrition has expanded.

By Ayu L

Jun 17, 2020

This course helps me a lot to understand the basic concept of Food and Health.

By Lara R d F

Jun 15, 2020

Love the teacher and love everything!!! Thanks coursera for the opportunity!!!

By Оксана І Б

May 8, 2020

It was great practical and motivation experience for me! Thanks for your work!

By Marialberth M

Apr 26, 2020

excelente, muy interesante. La mejor opción para iniciar en el mundo saludable