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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!


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.

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By Gaspar R

Dec 3, 2018

Ireally enjoyed it and it made me reflect on my eating habits.

By Tabetha G

Nov 2, 2018

Simple to understand. Easy to implement. Life changing advice.

By Alesya T

Mar 3, 2018

Nice course to start a healthy life. Great recipes, thank you!

By Kirill G

Jan 6, 2018

Simply amazing! The course has changed my life for the better!

By NoorAlhuda

Aug 3, 2017

very nice course ,it was very simple and informative


By Perrine F

Jul 7, 2017

Really motivating class to start acting on our ways of eating.

By Tataru V

Mar 16, 2017

A great Introduction Course into the topic of Food and Health.

By T A N S N V

Jan 24, 2017

Wonderful Course. very inspiring . Thank you Dr Maya and Paul.

By Mariam W T

Dec 2, 2016

I feel delightful and happy with what I earned from the course

By Risa L G

Aug 31, 2016

Incredible, informative and clearly designed course!

Thank you.

By Mariane S

Apr 14, 2016

Perfeito! A participação de Michael Pollan enriqueceu o curso!


Mar 12, 2016

I like the course very much! and I like Maya and her recipes!

By Kowshik V E

Jun 8, 2022

Simple, well-rounded introduction. Easy to follow throughout.

By Bhim K

May 29, 2022

Thank you for free excellent course.This allow me to skill up

By Billy L

May 28, 2022

Enjoying the course material, video and thank you for sharing

By Sara M E S d R

May 20, 2022

Have a better understanding of nutrients, and food in general

By Eka P U

Aug 6, 2021

i​t really interesting course, now i know how to do with diet

By libia p

Aug 1, 2021

¡Grandioso, aprendi mucho y me ayudo a reafirmar mis valores!

By Suchanya O

Jun 3, 2021

this course make me understand the long term healthier eating

By Nicolas S

Apr 22, 2021

MUy bueno. Es corto pero resume y aclara temas muy debatidos.

By Cinwon B T

Feb 19, 2021

Thank you for this course, really insightful and informative.

By anza z

Jan 26, 2021

i didnt get any certeficate,as i complete the course honestly

By Sylvia C

Jan 1, 2021

Informative, engaging, and motivated me to make life changes.

By Theresa Y A

Dec 28, 2020

Enjoyed this course and picked up some recipes along the way.


Dec 15, 2020

excelent course about nutrition, health and food education .