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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.

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 Nourane R

Nov 1, 2021

it is very helpful interesting i like it so much

By Abhishek G

Oct 24, 2021

​was definitely worth the time spent watching it

By Emily Z

Oct 15, 2021

Great course! kept me engaged and learned a lot.

By Abdennacer B

Oct 4, 2021

دورة رائعة استفدت منها الكثير شكرا على مجهوداتكم

By Joana S M

Jul 8, 2021

Easy to understand and follow, clear and helpful

By Soe T W

Dec 11, 2020

Great course for introduction to food and health

By Guy C M

Oct 19, 2020

A very helpful lesson. Thank you Instructor Maya

By Jennifer B

Sep 8, 2020

Really informative, and very easy to understand.

By yasmine j

Aug 5, 2020

course was very informative and I learned a lot.

By Montserrat p

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By Rohit V

Jun 12, 2020

I highly recommended this course for everyone 😁

By Aakash R .

May 17, 2020

very helpful in my carrer. thanks a lot coursera


May 12, 2020

Um ótimo curso, acrescentou muito na minha vida.

By Reabetswe O

May 7, 2020

Was greatly impressed when pursuing this Course.


Apr 19, 2020

Curso bem didático e muito bom! Super recomendo,

By Christel K

Apr 15, 2020

This was a really nice course - short and sweet.

By Charvee P

Apr 8, 2020

it's a very basic and easy to understand course.

By Estelle D

Feb 23, 2020

Very easy class with a lot of useful information

By Saba Z

Aug 1, 2019

It was amazing experience to learn from Dr Maya.

By Sagar B

Feb 2, 2019

Basic and essential concepts are discussed here.

By Esraa

May 5, 2018

It was a very important course thank you so much

By Anna C

Jan 19, 2018

Informative, interactive enjoyable presentation.

By Jozef A

Dec 20, 2017

Basics which actually missing to the population.

By Louise G

Jun 22, 2017

Very interesting course, great videos and rhythm

By demararagal

Oct 13, 2016

Awesome this was the best in a long time for me!