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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 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.

Sep 30, 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.

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By caroline

Jul 20, 2020

very easy to understand, practical ways to improve my diet and health.

By Arie F

Jul 2, 2020

An excellent Introduction to foundational Food and Health information.

By Seema r

Jun 29, 2020

Well designed course for a beginner. Would like to know in more depth.

By Esther R

Jun 10, 2020

Excellent!!!! My Life style and my health is going to be better now !!

By Salman N K

Jun 1, 2020

Very Informative and Simple course from Stanford Online.Thanks Tutors.

By Hema

May 6, 2020

Really gud to learn something new about the topic we are interested 🙌

By Tiffany B

Apr 27, 2020

Pretty basic for a college level course, but clear and well presented.


Apr 13, 2020

Me ha encantado! Sencillo de entender, muy bien explicado y didáctico.

By Cristia A

Apr 10, 2020

It was a very inspiring course. Thank you Maya for such a great class.

By Jessica L

Nov 13, 2019

Great overview of everything! I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course.

By Veronique S

Nov 6, 2019

Excellent overview of nutrition, with practical everyday applications.

By Saeed S

Oct 16, 2019

the most useful introduction course which includes worthwhile points!!

By Кирилл Б

Aug 27, 2019

Thanks so much for the course. In simple words it says the main thing.

By Flavia d O G

Aug 26, 2018

Awesome introduction to a healthy food life! And better: it is simple!


Apr 25, 2018

The course was very easy to follow through and it is really educative.

By 龚媛媛

Jan 13, 2018

very easy to understand and get the basic knowledge of food and health

By Megan L

Jun 27, 2017

I loved the class and feel like I can make better nutritional choices!

By Thu T H

Dec 6, 2016

Suitable for me, useful for my future. Thank you for a great course <3

By Deleted A

Nov 23, 2016

Very easy to understand, and excellent filming. Great job on this one!

By Richard

Feb 16, 2016

Thanks Maya a lot ! In 3 minutes you share more than others in a book.

By Emad A E M

Feb 7, 2016

I have learned alot its beautiful and awesome. i changed my lifestyle.

By Tianyuan L

Jan 30, 2016

Sooooo useful. And I love the simple rules that are easy to remember.

By Martin P

Jan 19, 2016

This course has to be broadcasted on TV every single day, worldwide :)

By Julia H

Sep 23, 2020

Great informative and practicsl course that supports long term health


Jun 7, 2020

it was very informative course. I really like this way of education.