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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

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!

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 ChangChien D

Mar 16, 2021

Too basic, not suitable for professionals. Still some good advices.

By Tushar P

May 3, 2020

Very basic course in nutrition. But yes. Good for the info provided

By Ravleen

Jun 6, 2018

it's an amazing self awareness course with the best week 5 module.

By Giannina T

Jul 14, 2019

Every human must know and practice what you learn in this course.

By Nicolás Z C

Jan 12, 2021

Good content, but extremely summarize, anyway I enjoyed too much

By jamie f

Oct 27, 2020

too short. I feel like all the quiz questions were common sense.

By Denise D

Apr 24, 2020

Not sure what the "expert" from UC Berkeley had for credentials?

By yaser m a

Oct 4, 2017

an excellent course a simple way....lot of important information

By Carolina F H

Oct 8, 2020

Buen curso pero muy enfocado en la alimentación estadounidense.

By Davide G

Apr 14, 2020

Too basic, no slides, no science at all.

I like Pollan, anyway.

By Jillian L K

Feb 19, 2020

Good course, Just not as informative as I thought it would be.

By Kaylee V

Jun 7, 2017

Good introduction if you do not know much about healthy eating

By Ngan B V

Aug 12, 2020

I need more research-based information instead of interviews.

By Max

Jun 2, 2020

General knowledge which other universities have also provided

By Rebecca M

Jan 20, 2016

Helpful ideas, but could use some more practical suggestions.

By Maria E

Aug 29, 2018

Too basic, I expected a more scientific class from Stanford.

By Tanya A

Aug 30, 2020

There should be more detailed content on nutrition labeling

By Fernando D

Oct 18, 2016

I enjoyed the course but quite frankly, it was very basic.

By Juan J M

Oct 23, 2019

Dynamic and complete but some topics were a little basic

By Katharina S

Mar 4, 2018

Nice Course, I enjoyed it. But only very basic knowledge

By Olaleye O

Sep 2, 2020

It was fun

But I am yet to receive a certificate for it

By Mamr980725ria f r

May 18, 2020

very basic for someone who wants to become a dietitian

By Copelia A

Jun 19, 2016

Está muy básico. Esperaba recetas saludables al final.

By Shamin B

Feb 4, 2018

Interesting but beginner level. Not very challenging.

By Fiona H

Sep 30, 2017

This course was much like a public education program.