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5,512 reviews

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

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!

Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.

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By Li, W

Feb 23, 2017

good and interesting, and also very useful! Thanks a lot

By Sherif H

Dec 17, 2016

What a pleasure this course was. Exactly what I needed.

By Kaja S

Sep 17, 2016

It was a great course where I've got a lot of knowledge!

By Yun L

Mar 4, 2016

It is interesting and helpful in developping good diets.

By zhwan h

Jan 21, 2021

i didnt recieve the certification when will you send it

By Rhi B

Nov 19, 2020

Very easy to follow and quite informational. Thank you!

By Abhi

Sep 2, 2020

I liked the course content and the delivery of the same

By Zhuldyz B

Jul 15, 2020

Overall really helpful introductory to Food and Health.

By Jolanta M

Jun 12, 2020

Very nice package of information proved by the science!

By Андрей С

Jun 7, 2020

Отличный курс, очень понятно говориться о важных вещах.

By Szandra S

Apr 27, 2020

Very nice overview of the basic dietary need of adults.

By De M E Q L J

Mar 1, 2020

Very informative course and quite beautifully explained

By Yuliia R

Feb 17, 2020

Great course with a very useful information. Thank you!

By Henry C

Aug 28, 2019

The course content is reasonable and easy to understand

By Devashree S

Aug 21, 2018

my first course

the teaching and material is phenomenal

By Dayanna E R C

May 24, 2018

Pretty interesting topics; understandable and punctual.

By Olivia J W

Mar 17, 2018

I love this class! It’s very informative and practical.


Feb 3, 2018

easy to understand.

useful for watching your daily diet.

By Christina

Jul 22, 2017

Very informative and well designed introductory course!

By Sherif T

Sep 27, 2016

The course really changed my life .. i highly recommend

By Maureen M

Feb 5, 2016

Straight forward facts presented in an engaging format.

By Anna S

Feb 3, 2016

It was pretty basic, but great and very interesting!!!!


Jan 21, 2016

It was great to have Michael Pollan. Thank you so much.

By tarek e

Jan 17, 2021

Thanks so much for couresa and I learing to other them

By Mommy P

Dec 18, 2020

This course was clear and concise. Very practical too!