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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


Jul 12, 2022

learned alot on this course. Very knowledgeable and full of healthy recipes. Great way to start your goal. Along with excersice and healthy eating you are on your way to a great healthy mind and body.


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 Allison R

Jul 29, 2020

I wish there were more plant based meals.

By Polychronios T

Jan 31, 2020

Only the very basic information provided.

By Trust E M

Dec 6, 2021

Eye opening course. I truly enjoyed it.

By Raelyn G

Mar 19, 2019

Interesting, but very basic information

By Tamires D S

May 20, 2022

I expected more/different information.

By Oliver C

Mar 12, 2019

Super-quick, informative and engaging.

By Nutsa O

Jun 6, 2017

the course was not very informative.

By Laura S

May 2, 2016

good overall conversation about food


Apr 22, 2021

Informative and practically helpful

By Akhil P

May 5, 2020

good but video information is small

By Rahul S

Oct 12, 2018

Really informative and interesting.

By Tyler Y

Oct 15, 2016

Not a very high volume of material.

By Lucy A

Mar 21, 2021

Too short and very basic knowledge

By Joyce C

May 20, 2020

Very basic 101 but good refresher

By Mélissa T

May 3, 2022

A little too basic in my opinion

By Christina H

Sep 1, 2021

Some of it was too basic for me.

By Marcello S

Jun 19, 2016

Good content but extremely basic

By Sariyya S

Jun 8, 2019

very informative for beginners

By Janet L

Jun 21, 2016

good stuff, but a bit preachy

By Haley S

Apr 7, 2020

Good very basic information.

By Luís F d C F

Sep 26, 2016

Achei um tanto superficial

By susmita s

May 15, 2021

could be more informative

By Ankit K

Apr 6, 2020

Not available certificate

By Yiannis K

Jan 14, 2020

I expected to learn more.