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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


Oct 7, 2021

this course changed my view on healthy eating and also instilled healthy cooking habits in me! I absolutely oved the simple , delicious and healthy recipes! definitely trying them out ! Thank you Maya


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!

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By Bárbara

Jun 27, 2022

Un excelente curso para tener una base de conocimientos sobre la comida!


May 9, 2022

Great Course Offered by Stanforf University, learnt alot of new things...

By Mausami D M

Apr 7, 2022

Really enjoyed and got to learn many unknown facts about food and health.

By Vu m h

Aug 18, 2021

it is very interesting course. Recommend to all people especially women!

By Shilpa D

Jun 23, 2021

Very informative, clear conceptualization of material, easy understanding

By StephenSW L

Dec 29, 2020

I got a lot of advice to handle the way I have food and do for my health.

By Carrie O

Sep 12, 2020

Very informative in how to eat reasonably and maintain healthy lifestyle.

By Tee W A

Sep 2, 2020

Love the simple approach, simple notes but effective pointers. Thank you!

By technical N

Sep 1, 2020

i get much knowledge thank you coursera and thank you stanford university

By Turan O A

Aug 12, 2020

Outstanding course, so many things to know and learn! Highly recommended!

By Lizbeth E

Jun 19, 2020

Faszination total! Gracias 😊La Dra. Maya es genial lo hace perfecto 👌🏻

By Santiago M R

May 20, 2020

Very informative for someone who is trying to make changes in their life.

By Stella P A

May 9, 2020

gracias por permitirme adquirir mas conocimiento en mi vida profesional.

By parvathy m j

Apr 16, 2020

It was very beneficial to understand various health steps and directions.

By Akansha S

Apr 8, 2020

thankyou very much for this course. it was highly detailed and beneficial

By D P

Feb 19, 2020

Easy, helpful, to the point.

Great cooking classes at the end!

Thank you.


Feb 16, 2020

This is very educational and helpful in achieving to improve eating habts

By Sitora M

Jan 23, 2020

Really informative and easy-to-follow course! Would recommend to everyone

By David T

Aug 26, 2019

Excellent, well put together, informative and enjoyable at the same time.


Jul 20, 2019

I liked the course. It´s really very interesting & well organized course.

By Carliati B

Mar 4, 2019

Very informative and useful in dietary requirements for meals and health.

By chandrima r

Oct 5, 2018

this course will really help me to make some healthy meal for my family..

By petreuse e

Aug 29, 2018

This course was fun and interactive. The material was easy to comprehend.

By Donna C

Jun 28, 2018

This information was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. Well done