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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


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


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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Apr 16, 2020

Muy sencillo el lenguaje, muy claro, conceptos muy prácticos y verdaderamente útiles

By Sofiia N

Apr 11, 2020

Informative, easy and satisfying! Leaves you with a desire to know more. Big thanks!

By Cristianne R G

Feb 16, 2020

Excelente curso e amo a didática da Dra Maya. Desejo apenas mais conteúdos técnicos.

By Titov D

Oct 8, 2019

An interesting course about nutrition, I think it is important for everyone to know.

By Mohammad R

Oct 4, 2019

very well structured course on food habit that we can incorporate in our daily life.

By sean m m

Sep 2, 2019

Informative videos, great interviews with author Michael Pollan, super helpful tips.

By Hinkal B L

Jul 4, 2019

a very good faculty for teaching and the journalist too to guide us. thanks Stanford

By Prashant g

Jan 17, 2019

Very helpful, loved how things were put down in a simple and easy to understand way.

By Brandazzi

Sep 5, 2018

Excellent class to raise awareness and help establish healthy food habits. Thank you

By venkat d

Jan 2, 2018

its very useful course for maitain our health with health food and by eating habbits

By Jeny-Rose L Y

Dec 23, 2017

It's easy to follow and can be motivating to apply to yourself what you have learned

By Danielle W

May 30, 2017

Great material. Well presented presentations. Bonus materials were also informative.


Apr 6, 2017

It is a course that very single person has to take, in order to improve diet habits.

By Christine E D

Feb 8, 2016

Very interesting course which is presented in a clear and easy to understand format.

By Ana P B O

Jun 5, 2022

I like this course and learn a lot of things. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

By Lilifit S

Jan 10, 2022

Demasiado estructurado y completo para nuestro aprendizado gracias gracias gracias.

By Assma A

Aug 19, 2021

Great course, very useful, changed the way I cook & eat, and excited to learn more.

By Maha F

Jun 15, 2021

The course makes you aware of your choices when purchasing food and planning meals

By Nan T

May 20, 2021

The course is a good introduction to our current knowledge of nutrition and health.

By Aaliyah F N

Mar 7, 2021

Extremely informative and motivates me to pursues a career in nutrition and health.

By Manuel A M M

Feb 26, 2021

Me ha ayudado mucho a comprender muchas cosas sobre mi dieta, y a como mejorarla :)

By Dona M

Sep 23, 2020

Always good to have a better knowledge of the food we consume! Enjoyed, thank you!

By Lucelia S L d S

Sep 10, 2020

I loved the course, but I can't pay for the certificate because I don't have money.

By Kyra B

Jul 31, 2020

Thank you! Excellent content and critically important today more than ever before!

By Vipul K

Mar 25, 2020

Very well designed course. Extremely informative and relevant to the present times.