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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


Jan 18, 2021

It was an interesting and informative, at a basis level, course. The information is easy to understand and the new gained knowledges tend to remain in your memory, due to short and interactive videos.


Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.

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By Lukas N O

Jul 29, 2020

Very good and useful content, that was easy to understand and implement!

By Adalid A G

Jul 9, 2020

Very nice course to start in the world of nutrition! I really liked it!!

By s p

May 18, 2020

Very concise, informative and an excellent starter for a healthier diet.

By Joe F

May 13, 2020

I loved every second of it! Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge!

By Tso D

May 10, 2020

Easy to understand, very practical knowledge to apply in our daily lives

By Valentina r

May 9, 2020

Me gusto muchísimo. Lo recomiendo totalmente para todo tipo de personas.

By Andres C

Apr 23, 2020

It is a very good introduction id you are new to the healthy food world.

By Ana M R V

Apr 22, 2020

Es un curso muy interesante, útil para todas las personas sin distinción

By Linda Q

Apr 18, 2020

Very informative course, I love the visuals and recipes!!

Thank you


By Maria C

Mar 7, 2020

Enjoyable clear course, many advices provided for healthy eating habits.

By Yael

Feb 16, 2020

I enjoyed this course while gaining very valuable information.Recommend.

By Tanya A

Nov 21, 2019

I great start to understanding food and how it helps and heals the body.

By Семенова М А

Aug 4, 2019

the best thing I've ever seen about food and health. Thank you very much

By Anna K

Jun 9, 2019

Inspirational and clears out all those small details that always confuse

By abeer a

Feb 17, 2018

very nice course, would love to do it again to refresh my food memory :)

By Amanda C

Oct 29, 2017

This course is a simple excellent introduction in to food and nutrition.


Jul 29, 2017

Truly useful and comprehend easily. Make me rethink about the lifestyle.

By Nafiz A

Jul 17, 2017

A lot of useful information for people who want to start eating healthy.

By German I

Jan 5, 2017

Very usefil course for everyday life. Highly recommended for all of you!

By James O

Sep 14, 2016

Great information in an easily understandable format! Highly recommended

By Jason R

Dec 6, 2022

Great course for understanding healthful nutrition and eating behaviors

By feng

Oct 19, 2022

It's a great course, and I learned some knowledge about food and health

By Maria V C T

Sep 7, 2022

ecxelent curso, palabras sencillas, valiosa información muchas gracias

By Helen R G

Aug 30, 2022

very easy and consolidation of food issues i have learned in the past

By Chinenye A

Aug 1, 2022

i am so happy i took this class, i learnt alot new things. from Nigeria