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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 26, 2019

Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!

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By Mariane S

Apr 14, 2016

Perfeito! A participação de Michael Pollan enriqueceu o curso!


Mar 12, 2016

I like the course very much! and I like Maya and her recipes!

By Laurent R

Sep 29, 2022

Excelente experiencia con este curso, totalmente satisfecha.

By kowshik e

Jun 8, 2022

Simple, well-rounded introduction. Easy to follow throughout.

By Bhim K

May 29, 2022

Thank you for free excellent course.This allow me to skill up

By Billy L

May 28, 2022

Enjoying the course material, video and thank you for sharing

By Sara M E S d R

May 20, 2022

Have a better understanding of nutrients, and food in general

By Eka P U

Aug 6, 2021

it really interesting course, now i know how to do with diet

By libia p

Aug 1, 2021

¡Grandioso, aprendi mucho y me ayudo a reafirmar mis valores!

By Suchanya O

Jun 3, 2021

this course make me understand the long term healthier eating

By Nicolas S

Apr 22, 2021

MUy bueno. Es corto pero resume y aclara temas muy debatidos.

By Cinwon B T

Feb 19, 2021

Thank you for this course, really insightful and informative.

By anza z

Jan 26, 2021

i didnt get any certeficate,as i complete the course honestly

By Sylvia C

Jan 1, 2021

Informative, engaging, and motivated me to make life changes.

By Theresa Y A

Dec 28, 2020

Enjoyed this course and picked up some recipes along the way.


Dec 15, 2020

excelent course about nutrition, health and food education .

By Omjay M

Sep 26, 2020

Thanks mam you are great good making and learning

By Khwezi M ( V T

Sep 25, 2020

this was a beautiful course. I enjoyed it every moment of it

By Ana E R

Sep 24, 2020

Excelente curso, didáctico y con información concisa y clara.

By Akansha K

Sep 24, 2020

it is amazing to know the basics of food and nutrients we eat

By Pamela R L

Sep 2, 2020

I love it!!! thanks for this opportunity to continue learning

By Susan U

Jun 23, 2020

Relevant and necessary information regarding nutrition/health

By Boyana B

Jun 7, 2020

That was amazing and absolutely perfect explain ;) Thank you!

By Natalia F

May 13, 2020

Excellent course and very clear all the information. Love it!

By Alina A

May 9, 2020

Great! I feel myself so strong and full new ideas. Thank you!