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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 22, 2021

Love how Maya presented the course and I especially love the cooking sessions featuring her cute kids. I am looking forward to reading her book or if she has any YT account featuring more home cooking

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By Elias V P

Oct 29, 2016

muy interesante la información del curso, aprendí muchas temas del cual desconocía.


Jun 21, 2016

It's totally an amazing course!! I'd like to recommend it to my friends definitely!

By Kathy G

Apr 3, 2016

Great introductory course. I especially enjoyed the interviews with Michael Pollan.

By Bernadette N

Mar 21, 2016

Short and very informative. Such a practical way to a sustainable healthy lifestyle

By Katie E

Jan 24, 2016

I wish all of my patients and their families would watch this course. -Pediatrician

By Γρηγόρης Π

Jan 16, 2022

This course helped me understand, the meaning and importance of healthy nutrition.

By Tim M

Nov 2, 2021

Very well organized with quality videos and great explanations. Srongly recommend.


Jun 25, 2021

Muy buen contenido, muy conciso y bastante útil para ser aplicado en el día a día.

By sancheeta p

Jun 8, 2021

very informative course... lucid content, easy language and wonderful presentation

By Madhukiran u

May 25, 2021

very good course for the people who are aspiring and pursuing health and fitness.

By danny l

Mar 30, 2021

Magnifico curso, felicito a su instructora Maya Adams, he aprendido bastante👍👍👍

By Sabrinna R R

Jan 17, 2021

Great way to look at living a healthy lifestyle and staying aware of what you eat.

By JoAnn K

Dec 3, 2020

Very easy to understand course for the beginner. Very informative and interesting.

By Busra V

Nov 6, 2020

it was a good course if people interested in nutrition and food. I really like it.

By Jaymee E

Oct 25, 2020

Great for beginner information! I've recommended to my fitness clients. Thank you!


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By Anand M -

Jul 31, 2020

Very good information about Health and Food. I am very satisfied with this course.

By cooper钱柯

Jul 13, 2020

This is a very meaningful course for health and lifestyle.I learned a lot from it.

By Val B

May 23, 2020

Muy buen curso , te da la noción para empezar a cambiar hábitos en tu alimentación

By Ana F

May 18, 2020

Excelente curso, Aprendí muchas cosas nuevas para mejorar mis hábitos alimenticios

By Gloria L

May 16, 2020

Helpful information that's clearly laid out and easy to digest with practical tips

By Rohan D

Apr 13, 2020

It was really informative,and has added deep insites relating food and its Health.

By Cecilia a

Apr 11, 2020

Best course me with my boy about healthy food and very healthy recipes

By Phillip A C

Feb 19, 2020

It gives ways to cook instead of just telling you to cook healthier. Great Course.

By Lucinda S

Sep 7, 2019

Excellent class. Has changed the way I eat, and how I cook for my family. Brava.