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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!

Feb 24, 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.

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By Anna K

Jun 9, 2019

Inspirational and clears out all those small details that always confuse

By abeer a

Feb 17, 2018

very nice course, would love to do it again to refresh my food memory :)

By Amanda C

Oct 29, 2017

This course is a simple excellent introduction in to food and nutrition.


Jul 29, 2017

Truly useful and comprehend easily. Make me rethink about the lifestyle.

By Nafiz A

Jul 17, 2017

A lot of useful information for people who want to start eating healthy.

By German I

Jan 5, 2017

Very usefil course for everyday life. Highly recommended for all of you!

By James O

Sep 14, 2016

Great information in an easily understandable format! Highly recommended

By Rahel A

Nov 16, 2020

Very good approach, easy to understand and the instructor is wonderful.

By Katherin L

Sep 22, 2020

Me encanto el curso, y aprendí mucho de como llevar una vida saludable.

By Karl K K

Jun 24, 2020

I really enjoyed the content. It was well organized and easy to follow.

By Spandana S

May 16, 2020

Thank you so much for giving this opportunity to know more about foods.

By mechat

May 6, 2020

Highly pedagogical professor. Interesting course on substance and shape

By sosorburam

Apr 13, 2020

Good class and very useful tips that I can adopt to my every day lives.

By dhanwanti V p

Apr 10, 2020

I really liked this course, it was really simple and easy to understand

By Wendi C

Mar 24, 2020

I learned various things in this course. Hope I can eat healthier then.


Jan 17, 2020

One of the best courses I ever took. All videos are exceptionally good.

By Josafat R C

Oct 10, 2019

Excelente curso. Buenos métodos didácticos de aprendizaje y aplicación.

By Sujith

Jul 31, 2019

This course is really very intesresting and i learned many new things..

By Deleted A

Oct 23, 2017

Great course , short and full of important to know information. Love it

By Evaldas B

Oct 12, 2017

Very brief and acurate course about the basics of food to stay healthy.

By Daniela M S N

May 3, 2017

Ver easy to understand and in the end of course theres a nice recipes !

By Alena S

Feb 2, 2017

Very interesting information. Easy to understand to all people, I think

By Tariq A

Oct 27, 2016

One of the best courses online! very informative, engaging , and useful

By Abdullah A H A

Aug 28, 2016

A must for current outrageous lifestyle and eating habits. Informative!

By Danielle F

Jun 23, 2016

Very informational! I base my healthy diet off everything I've learned.