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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

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.

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 Gissia A

Aug 29, 2020

I learned so many new things about food!

By Shubham Y

Aug 17, 2020

best beginner course for food and health

By Cai B

Aug 5, 2020

Great both in theoretical and practical!


Jul 6, 2020

very important course, really thank you.

By Belakhdar A

Jun 15, 2020

easy and practical cours

great teachers!


May 15, 2020

very simple and helpful at the same time

By Irving t

May 6, 2020

Very informative and fun to take course!

By Christopher J M

Apr 8, 2020

Really easy and informative way to learn

By Sierra D

Apr 6, 2020

an easy informational course, very basic

By Loreto R

Apr 6, 2020

very interesting!! I have enjoy it a lot

By Orlando A C

Apr 3, 2018

Usefull, simple, and clear introduction.


Mar 26, 2018

Excellent, I oblige for the opportunity.

By Vita d G

Mar 21, 2018

A good accessible and interesting course

By Sheila S T

Sep 21, 2017

Great speakers and great basic material.

By Tiffany C

Dec 12, 2016

Very informative, simple, and effective!

By María A G

Dec 3, 2016

Es un curso muy útil, muy bien explicado

By Manu S S

Sep 18, 2016

Great Course for healthy food practices!

By Saoussane B

Jul 22, 2016

thank you so much MAYA i've learned alot

By Anna B

Jan 22, 2016

Dynamic course with well presented info.

By Leigh L

Jan 18, 2016

great course, wish it were a bit longer.

By Abdullah K

Feb 9, 2021

it was I really nice and helpful course

By Arturo M

Feb 8, 2021

Very informative and easy to understand

By Luiz L

Dec 23, 2020

good basic knowledge on food and health

By Imar C

Nov 19, 2020

Excellent with very helpful information

By Arathy B N

Nov 17, 2020

The course was very beneficial to me..