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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 ;)


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.

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By Jose G M A

Aug 18, 2019

excelente curso para orientación en el campo de nutrición

By Jamie C

Mar 20, 2019

Very easy to understand since it was explained very well.

By Andrea T

Jan 15, 2019

Thanks!!! Very useful! Everybody should take this course.

By Cheng j

May 12, 2018


By Parinitaa G

Apr 3, 2018

Wonderful course, Simply put and packed with information.

By Oğuz O

Sep 25, 2017

It's really good to see Michael Pollan in many Q&A videos

By Norah S A

Aug 27, 2017

It is very helpful course. I would strongly recommend it.

By Osvaldo G

Jul 4, 2017

Excellent ! It changed my view about food and nutrition.


Oct 30, 2016

excellent teacher very accurate. Now i have so many ideas

By Mai T

Jul 29, 2016

Week 5 is the most interesting. Thank you for the course!

By Maurine D

Mar 14, 2016

This course was really very enlightening and interesting.

By Yadira R

Feb 26, 2016

I liked so much and I learned to have better food habits.

By Anna M

Feb 8, 2016

Great visualization! Enjoyable easy to understand course.

By Tenaj M

Feb 2, 2016

The one thing I do not like, is that its not long enough.

By Alejandro E R L

Mar 2, 2022

Aprendi bastante, hacerca de como mejorar mi alimentacio

By Che

Jan 27, 2022

I learned so much practical information from this class!

By Alvin C

Oct 25, 2021

Very Informative which is easy to understand and follow.

By Chaniga J

Jul 27, 2021

Gained a lot of knowledge about food and body.I love it.

By asima s

Apr 23, 2021

My first and so far the best online course I have taken.

By Lutz K

Jan 25, 2021

Very informative and good content. Excellent presenters.

By Ivette S

Aug 10, 2020

Excelente, me gusto y aprendí bastante muchas gracias...

By Dr. M G S

Jul 24, 2020

Extremely engaging and informative. Simple yet impactful

By George F

Jul 23, 2020

Discover long term health with a foundation you deserve.

By Samuel G

Jul 6, 2020

Great videos, amazing topics, easy and cool for everyone

By Anjali

Jun 3, 2020

I enjoyed learning through out this modules. Its amazing