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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7x1aaZ03xU...

Top reviews

AE
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!

NF
Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.

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By kathleen q

Nov 16, 2020

Very basic - seems as though this info is well known. Not much new or original material.

By Eduardo F P

Mar 6, 2018

Es un curso bastante básico pero útil para personas que se inician en temas nutricionales

By Anastasia

Aug 10, 2017

I would say, the course is far too introductory. The recipes are really good! Thank you!

By Paolo A

Jan 22, 2016

Way too basic. Only useful to people living in the US having extremely unbalanced diets.

By pallavi s

Apr 25, 2020

More detailed content should have been covered. Many important topics were not covered.

By Soumya A

Oct 6, 2019

The course should have touched upon micro nutrients too, it feels incomplete as of now.

By Rui d S

Jun 22, 2017

Good for non-professional people in the nutrition area. Super easy and understandable.

By Angie A

Jan 31, 2020

Pretty basic information. Good for someone with absolutely no knowledge of nutrition.

By Alena S

Jun 14, 2018

Short and colourful. Good for beginners. And it has interesting videos of recipes)

By Salma E

Mar 6, 2017

A very nice warming session that stirs awareness into food, nutrition and health.

By Weili H

Jun 10, 2017

It is way too easy and too much of the course has been based on common knowledge

By Swede C

May 19, 2016

I was hoping for something a little more scientific and a little less home-ec-y.

By Santi G

Oct 25, 2020

Creo que es un curso interesante pero se debería de profundizar más en el tema.

By Laura N G

Aug 30, 2020

Está bastante bien si no tienes conocimientos de nutrición pues es muy general.

By V. D K

Feb 19, 2020

Would have liked more with the MD's perspective on food, health and nutrition.

By Pat M

Oct 28, 2020

information was great but very basic

i expected a little more from Stanford

By Varenik I

Apr 15, 2020

Мало информации, в основном только базовые знания. Хотелось бы поподробнее.

By Vidar G H

Jul 24, 2019

OK introduction for people with less to no knowledge about food and health.

By Aliya B

Sep 13, 2017

The given information is useful, but i've already known the most part of it

By Martín P

May 11, 2020

Started great, then it became a cooking course :) Not what I was expecting

By Anna C d C M

Apr 17, 2020

Good course but very basic. The title says "introduction" and it means it.

By Jeffrey S M

Nov 21, 2020

Informative and Free Course Overview but without cert how frustrating and

By Pinco P

Sep 27, 2019

It was a short but interesting course. It wasn't much deep in my opinion.

By Danial S

Jun 22, 2017

Pretty basic information. Not really helpful if you already cook at home.

By Hemant C

Jun 6, 2016

I expected little more in terms of how to structure food habits and diets