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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


Aug 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)


May 13, 2021

Really good as an introductory guide to general human nutrition. Gives great insights on cooking, planning meals and health diet habits. It's a rather short course with actually impactful information.

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By Yasaman m

Dec 11, 2022

it was a very useful course and could help me to improve my skills in health and nutrition

By Okuda N

Oct 22, 2022

I always enjoy this course. Thank you for giving a chance to take a nice class like this!

By Ana L t r

Sep 22, 2022

Me gustó mucho poruqe potencializó temas que ya conicia, y aprendi nuevas cosas.


By Valentina O G

Jun 22, 2022

I learned important facts about nutrition and how we should eat that everyone should know.

By Mamta

May 20, 2022

It's simple and a great course for people who wants to learn the basics of healthy eating.

By Jônatas P

May 2, 2022

Easy to follow and very practical! Inspired me to have a healthy lifestyle and eat better.

By Bridget B

Apr 20, 2022

Very informational. I have a better understaning of what and how to eat nutritional foods.

By Huong N

Feb 24, 2022

easy to follow and really helpful for people who don't know where to start eating healthy

By Dutch G

Nov 17, 2021

Excellent information made easy to understand. professor was knowledgeable and personable.

By Yusaira F

Jun 19, 2021

this course helps me to clear my views regarding certain nutrition terms.It quite helpful.

By Lize L

Feb 17, 2021

Excellent introductory course. It Will be great for all high-school-aged children as well.

By Shannon

Jan 12, 2021

Helpful. Would also like more information on reading and understanding nutritional labels.


Nov 18, 2020

Very nice .Elaborate .Can be easily understood even by a non medical person .

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By Michelle N K C

Sep 29, 2020

I enjoyed the course. It has taught me to eat for health and not just satisfy my cravings.

By Rebecca C

Jul 2, 2020

I really enjoyed this class! Highly recommend! The material is well taught and beneficial!

By Pamella L

Jun 2, 2020

I really enjoyed the course and look forward to sharing it with my students fall semester!


May 19, 2020

Very informative, enjoyed the process of how the course kept me interested the whole time.

By Susana d L

May 9, 2020

Quite interesting. to prevent any disease or the future, and more details about nutrition.

By Romie J

May 6, 2020

Amazing, easy-to-digest, simple information on food, what we eat and the power of cooking!

By Amanda D

Apr 20, 2020

Clear and current information and ideas in this course. I really enjoyed it. Thank you :)

By Fiona G

Apr 20, 2020

I really enjoyed this course, thank you very much. It was very interesteing and practical.


Apr 12, 2020

lots of basic skills are learned and its teaching you how to eat instead of what to avoid.

By debanjana b

Sep 3, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and find it useful, loved the how the entire was designed.

By Melisa

Dec 13, 2018

Great course, short and to the point, with plenty of advice that can be implemented easily