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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


Feb 25, 2019

It was very informative course. It could have more quizzes and assignments. The way things were explained in the course was quiet interesting. Keep it up!! course. I really like this way of education.


May 11, 2020

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 Emma N

Jun 16, 2017

Very useful for a simple breakdown of daily foods and good recipe ideas

By Denise O

Apr 04, 2016

Very practical and applicable information. Great quality in the videos.

By Molly C

Jun 19, 2018

Learned a lot. Was often times repetitive, but overall a great course.

By Sonu s M

Mar 07, 2019

it is helpful and aware us about what is necessary in day to day life

By Jose J C

Jun 29, 2018

I learnt a lot of new interesting insights about nutrition and health

By Yannick B

Dec 20, 2017

I would have like to go deeper into the link between food and health.

By Damien D

Feb 05, 2016

Nice and straight forward information

Very pleasant delivery

Thank you

By salma

May 16, 2020

it was a great intro for health and overall life behavior for eating

By Shivani S S

Apr 06, 2020

A comprehensive course for beginners. Very insightful and practical.

By Adrian

Feb 02, 2019

Quite basic in my opinion but it's an introduction course after all.

By John S

Jan 29, 2018

Thank you for that course! Very well explained as usual on Coursera.

By Julayna P

Oct 19, 2016

Good introduction to everything, but it is all very basic knowledge.

By sabeen a

May 16, 2016

very simple to understand, clear and direct information is delivered

By Daniela L

Jun 14, 2019

creo que cometen un error al mostrar recetas en las que usan azúcar

By Jay B

Dec 06, 2017

Very informative, provides an interesting approach to food health.

By Sapna S P

Apr 03, 2017

Excellent course with simple language and a wealth of information.

By Shikher G

Sep 02, 2017

Good Information, a bit repetitive though. Thanks for creating it

By Avinash P

Jul 20, 2020

This course if for beginner and based on US culture/food habits.

By Helene

Mar 10, 2020

interesting first introduction on nutrition advice for beginners

By Lo P M

Feb 14, 2020

Easy course to understand basic healthy eating style and habits!

By Amanda D

Jan 17, 2020

Good basic overview of nutrition concepts for the average person

By Ahmed K E

Sep 28, 2018


I gained a lot of information about food from this course

By alicia

Jun 27, 2016

muy interesante y bien explicado. Solo falta que este en español

By payel p

Jan 22, 2016

This s a very good course for the new so called busy generation.

By Eva M M

Apr 11, 2020

Very interesting, but it is what it says, just an introduction.