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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 Andreea P

Jun 24, 2017

Very easy to follow and it inspires you to cook your own meals!

By Khyati

Jun 15, 2017

A good introduction for basic understanding of food and health.

By Breno C C

May 26, 2017

Great Course! I learned a lot about living a healthy lifestyle.

By Naresh K L

Jan 10, 2017

Learned a lot and very informative and very interesting course.

By Lisa A

Mar 1, 2016

learn a lot!! looking forward to some constructive life changes

By Kwaku Z

Feb 1, 2016

Insightful and easy to understand and apply to your daily life.

By Gaitri M

Jan 13, 2023

very important for everyone to know how to eat and be healthy

By Monifa W

Oct 17, 2022

I learned so much. Thank you for your wisdom and you recipes.

By ankush s

Oct 13, 2022



By Negrusa A

Oct 11, 2022

Learning a lot of usefull things and hope to put in practice!

By Poppy R

Dec 7, 2021

it's total mind changing and informative free course! thankyou

By azra j

Nov 30, 2021

Very informative and easy to understand. Great useful content.

By lina l

Nov 18, 2021

Very infomative class on how to live sustainable and healthy.

By Aleena J

Sep 22, 2021

so informative and also perfect start to a food science career

By Vivian M

Aug 2, 2021

I enjoyed this course a lot. it's short but very informative.

By Happy P

Jul 13, 2021

Excelente curso, mil gracias por los conocimientos entregados.

By Diana B

Jun 18, 2021

It was very helpful, especially because my husband is diabetic

By Marieta C

Mar 23, 2021

Amazingly useful, very charismatic lecturers. Highly recommend

By Sandeep G

Dec 20, 2020

Simple and crisp. Easy to understand and follow.

Excellent work


Nov 22, 2020

very informative and straight to the point. easy to understand

By Patrícia A G G

Oct 23, 2020

Very well constructed, for beggining a journey in Food Health!

By Luisa Z

Aug 29, 2020

realmente es una guía practica , útil y clara para aprender.

By pendragon s

Aug 28, 2020

curso extremamente bom, recomendo a todo mundo participar dele

By Ganesh K u

Aug 8, 2020

Gives all the essential knowledge for a healthy and happy life