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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 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!

Feb 24, 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 Guillermo Q L

Aug 27, 2020

Incredible very complete and very interesting

By Ayesha A

Aug 5, 2020

it was an great experience to learn over here

By Laura W

Jul 20, 2020

Very simple ways to learn how we eat and why.


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By Trinidad M

Apr 17, 2020

Muy recomendado, fácil de aprender y completo

By Joe S

Mar 13, 2020

Clear and simple yet very useful information.

By Drew C

Nov 26, 2018

Good short course on food and healthy eating.

By Zainab M

Oct 30, 2018

I really enjoyed this course and learnt alot.

By Kathreen D

Jul 30, 2018

Great information that is easy to understand!

By Suyash V

Jul 1, 2018

This is a very useful and interesting course.

By Matias M

Jun 14, 2018

Excellent, well explained, concise and clear.

By Татьяна К

Nov 12, 2017

Мне очень понравился курс, а особенно рецепты

By irwantja

Nov 7, 2017

it's super clear and super helpful, thankyou!

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 Jiangtian Q

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 2, 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 11, 2016

Good material, very basic but very meaningful

By Rihasa N

Feb 5, 2016

Loved your videos Maya, and your recipes too.

By Shehr b

Nov 23, 2020

it was a lovely experience doing this course