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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 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 ;)

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By Aleksa B

Mar 2, 2022

Very simple, easy to understand ant to consume the knowledge!!!


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By Elisa S

Nov 12, 2021

Wonderful information and I loved the recipe section at the end

By Ravi M E

Aug 18, 2021

best course, wish every one learn this and apply in their life,

By Abhishek

May 20, 2021

it was explained in an Easy, understandable and convincing way


Mar 24, 2021

Its a very excellent course........well presented and educative

By Maria D

Feb 22, 2021

I totally enjoy this course & found very informative. Thank you

By Chiru P

Aug 25, 2020

I completed the course and recieved certificate at that instant

By Bendicio-Tan S

Jul 31, 2020

Thank you for sharing your knowledge to us it helps a lot ❤🙏☝️

By Valeria M V

Jul 30, 2020

It more about gave me a very helpful introduction to nutrition.

By alex l

Jul 24, 2020

very useful information on approaching healthy planned dietary.

By Pamela V

Jul 12, 2020

Excellent course to get an initial overview of food and health.

By Antonio C d L

May 18, 2020

Interesting, enjoyable and straightforward. Highly recommended.

By Janet S

Apr 25, 2020

interesting and easy to follow....loved the note taking ability

By Alvaro M

Apr 16, 2020

It was an amazing course, I learn a lot and I will practice it.

By Katia F H

Apr 13, 2020

Excellent introduction to food and health information and data.

By Vivien T

Nov 20, 2019

Great short introduction to nutrition concepts/ healthy eating!

By Steph S

Oct 16, 2019

The course is very informative. I liked the recipes at the end.

By Nhựt H T

Aug 12, 2019

Each lesson is well illustrated with comprehensible visual aids

By Aydée C

Mar 9, 2018

Wonderfull, useful, I'm so excited to applied my new knowledge!

By Ghassem T

Feb 26, 2018

Really great course. I learned a lot in a short amount of time.

By Juan P B S

Feb 24, 2018

Curso básico y completo para aprender el abc de la alimentacion

By Nadia E D

Nov 20, 2017

It is ok to understand the basic things and improve your health

By Lennis N

Nov 15, 2017

Very good concepts. A MOOC that improved me in food and health.

By Betsy B

Aug 16, 2017

Excelente, disfruté muchísimo, y aprendí bastante en este curso