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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 26, 2019

Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!


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 Chetan R

Sep 15, 2020

The most amazing course on Coursera, well-articulated, and explained to the core.


Aug 30, 2020

I learned a lot on the Introduction of Food and Health. Thank you for this course

By Carolina O F

Aug 29, 2020

Very happy with the course and Maya es wonderful teaching.




By Arjun G

Aug 17, 2020

This course was excellent, and it helped me broaden my understanding of nutrition

By Narong T

Aug 6, 2020

It's a very well organize course that easy to follow thru and easy to understand.

By Paidikondala n s b

Jul 1, 2020

This course is very important for us to know about food and health scientifically

By Ingrid T F

Jun 8, 2020

I love studing this couse i would like to have my certificate i like it very much

By Julie W

May 14, 2020

Insightful overview and helpful tools to guide both my clients and me. Thank You!

By Kenneth A P J

May 8, 2020

Well balanced instruction. Cites facts and applies everyday knowledge to learning

By Ilia P

Apr 15, 2020

Perfect for anyone who wants to make their life healthier and happier. Thank you!

By Maria E E A

Apr 11, 2020

I learned a lot of useful information, and I´m applying all this at home. Thanks!

By Susan H

Nov 26, 2019

In simple terms the course taught the nutritional misdirect we have been taking.

By Somya s

Jul 7, 2019

It was an amazing course. I learnt a lot many things. Thanks to the amazing team.

By duygu

Oct 3, 2018

I really enjoyed the course .It is very easy to follow and understand . Thank you

By Xiomara O

Oct 19, 2017

Great course, I believe all individual should have at least this basic knowledge.

By De P B

Aug 31, 2017

I've learned a lot in this course and i'm very glad with it..

Thank you so much...

By Kelly Z

Feb 26, 2017

very practical knowledge with clear and concise suggestion and advice. Thank you.

By Taylor A

Aug 29, 2016

Great beginner course to kickstart knowledge to start a healthy eating lifestyle!


Aug 18, 2016

Highly informative and educating course.

Sushma Batra

By Ernest K

Aug 17, 2016

Great course. Everyone should participate to improve one's quality of life.


By Olga V

Jun 26, 2016

excellent course. I love the recipes and cannot wait to make them for ny Family.

By Mohammad A A

May 4, 2016

Interesting course, talked about the food we eat and how to have a balanced diet.

By Chloé C

Apr 24, 2016

Brilliant, enjoyable to watch, informative, interesting and practical. WELL DONE!

By Kimberly A S

Mar 4, 2016

Easy to follow. A great deal of information in a short period of time! Excellent.

By Hadia m

Jun 22, 2022

It was really good. I got to know about many new things. Thanks for this course.