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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


Jun 22, 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!


Feb 25, 2019

It was very informative course. It could have more quizzes and assignments. The way things were explained in the course was quiet interesting. Keep it up!! course. I really like this way of education.

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By Marie D

Aug 23, 2017

Very interesting course. I highly recommend !

By Shereen H

Aug 10, 2017

Very helpful info, instructor is very skilled

By Mavis

Jun 21, 2017

It's real fantastic to learn these knowledge!

By ali r k

Apr 18, 2017

Was great experience in terms of healthy food

By Ana P B S

Dec 02, 2016

I really liked the material form this course.

By Azana L V O

Oct 27, 2016

Loved it! Waiting for a part two, three, etc.

By Elizabeth J M

Apr 11, 2016

Love it!!! Very educative and well resourced.

By Romni K

Feb 16, 2016

This corse provided best insights about food.

By Tércio A d R B

Feb 12, 2016

Good material, very basic but very meaningful

By Rihasa N

Feb 05, 2016

Loved your videos Maya, and your recipes too.

By Kavya P

Aug 30, 2020

It was really helpful taking up this course.

By Nicolas A V G

Jun 18, 2020

Very good material Quality visuals and sound

By Sumit K s

Jun 07, 2020

Really great way to learn about healthy food

By Lisa O

May 24, 2020

Great information especially for a beginner.

By Monique D

May 11, 2020

Great course, very informative and valuable.

By Mina M

May 08, 2020

very practical amazing useful and attracting


Apr 20, 2020

excelente información de fácil entendimiento

By Sergio B M

Apr 10, 2020

Technical at first, but then very practical!

By Francisco L

Apr 08, 2020

Very usefull as an introduction to Nutrition

By Mariam E

Apr 04, 2020

Really helpful course . Thank you very much!

By Raquel M d B

Sep 06, 2019

It is so interesting and i've learned a lot.

By Sheng-Chun W

Apr 11, 2019

Very informative and very easy to understand

By Kelly R S

Mar 09, 2019

i'm pleasantly surprised, excellent content!

By Adriana S

May 11, 2018

Very well explained I really learn and enjoy

By Victoria P A

Sep 19, 2017