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5,526 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

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!

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!

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By André C

Mar 14, 2016

Greate course thanks for share this all knowledge

By Valentina L

Jan 20, 2016

Very interesting and simple, usfull for everybody

By Soe T W

Dec 11, 2020

Great course for introduction to food and health

By Guy C M

Oct 19, 2020

A very helpful lesson. Thank you Instructor Maya

By Jennifer B

Sep 8, 2020

Really informative, and very easy to understand.

By yasmine j

Aug 5, 2020

course was very informative and I learned a lot.

By Montserrat p

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By Rohit V

Jun 12, 2020

I highly recommended this course for everyone 😁

By Aakash R

May 17, 2020

very helpful in my carrer. thanks a lot coursera


May 12, 2020

Um ótimo curso, acrescentou muito na minha vida.

By Reabetswe B O

May 7, 2020

Was greatly impressed when pursuing this Course.


Apr 19, 2020

Curso bem didático e muito bom! Super recomendo,

By Christel K

Apr 15, 2020

This was a really nice course - short and sweet.

By Charvee P

Apr 8, 2020

it's a very basic and easy to understand course.

By Estelle D

Feb 23, 2020

Very easy class with a lot of useful information

By Saba Z

Aug 1, 2019

It was amazing experience to learn from Dr Maya.

By Sagar B

Feb 2, 2019

Basic and essential concepts are discussed here.

By Esraa

May 5, 2018

It was a very important course thank you so much

By Anna C

Jan 19, 2018

Informative, interactive enjoyable presentation.

By Jozef A

Dec 20, 2017

Basics which actually missing to the population.

By Louise G

Jun 22, 2017

Very interesting course, great videos and rhythm

By Carolyn E

Oct 13, 2016

Awesome this was the best in a long time for me!

By Deleted A

Oct 3, 2016

It did teach me all I need to know about food :)

By Monique N

Apr 9, 2016

Amazing, easy to follow, valuable information!!!

By Phuong L

Feb 13, 2016

Great course. Learned much from this experience.