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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

Sep 30, 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.

Aug 6, 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

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By Areej A

Oct 29, 2020

I enjoyed this course it is very informative

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 7, 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 8, 2020

very practical amazing useful and attracting


Apr 20, 2020

excelente información de fácil entendimiento

By Sergio B M

Apr 9, 2020

Technical at first, but then very practical!

By Francisco L

Apr 8, 2020

Very usefull as an introduction to Nutrition

By Mariam E

Apr 4, 2020

Really helpful course . Thank you very much!

By Raquel M d B

Sep 6, 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 9, 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 18, 2017


By Cari M

Mar 13, 2017

Very easy to follow, I enjoyed it very much.

By Ekaterina S

Feb 17, 2017

Very motivating and clear course. Thank you!

By Shashank P

Nov 15, 2016

Very informative. All key areas are covered.

By Bedhya S

Jan 22, 2016

the course is just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Rodrigo A P Z

Oct 24, 2020

excellent course of nutrition and dietetics

By Gigi Y

Sep 21, 2020

very easy basic course to healthier eating

By Mehak S

Aug 27, 2020

This was the best course I have ever had!!!

By Sandra H

Jun 4, 2020

Great content, flexible and very motivating