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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 ;)

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 Erika R

Sep 28, 2020

Excelente curso, muy explícito y didáctico. Muchas gracias.

By laiba i S

Jul 6, 2020

It was an amazing time spend with the instructor Maya Adam.

By Viki H

Jun 30, 2020

I enjoyed this course and Maya Adam was a clear instructor.

By Martin M

Jun 29, 2020

crisp and wonderful presented

Great Job done Ms. Maya Adams

By Anna J

May 11, 2020

Excellent course. Very well structured and clear. Loved it!

By Michaela B

May 8, 2020

It was such a short course and I was able to learn so much.

By Alexandra

May 3, 2020

that was nice and productive course ! thank you a lot for )


Nov 18, 2019

Мне все очень понравилось! Спасибо! Очень просто и доступно

By Julie K

Nov 7, 2019

I loved this course and learned so much from it! Thank you!

By Maral-Och A

Aug 11, 2019

it was so helpful that I would change my bad eating habits.

By suraj k

May 27, 2019

excellent course ..........great knowledge of food & health

By Siva K

Apr 2, 2019

THANKS for apporving financial aid it is soo helpful for me

By sonika u

Jun 14, 2018

excellent course for basic understanding for food and heath

By Nancy G

Apr 7, 2018

This is very helpful information presented in a simple way.

By Ana S

Nov 19, 2017

Great contents and informative videos! Highly recommend it.

By Priyanka S

Nov 7, 2017

It's a great course, good for people from all walks of life

By Zeenat M

Jul 11, 2017

it was the best course i had and was much to learn from it.

By Kavya V

May 18, 2017

Very well structured course, super useful resources as well

By Sadie M

Mar 15, 2017

it was really interesting, thus very kind speaking. thanks!

By Eric P

Jan 30, 2017

I kept and have have made several of the recipes...awesome!

By Fei F M P

May 14, 2016

very helpful....already started adjusting our food choices!

By Jolana L

Apr 1, 2016

If you no nothing about this topic, lectures are very good.

By Andrew H

Mar 12, 2016

amazing course which can change the way in which people eat

By Akrati S

Mar 11, 2016

Its good. It will motivate a person to have healthy diet :)