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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


Oct 01, 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.


Aug 27, 2019

Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!

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By Sujata K

Apr 25, 2016

I enjoyed this course! Very informative and very educative

By Benjamin M

Mar 30, 2016

Very informative, short, and well worth the time invested.

By V S

Jul 07, 2020

It is the best course and m waiting for my certificate ✌️

By Omar M G

Jun 07, 2020

An exceptional course you can't stop learning, thank you!

By Kim N

May 17, 2020

Thank you very much for interesting and cognitive course!


Apr 28, 2020

Me encanto el curso y me quede con ganas de aprender más.

By Adegbayi T T

Apr 06, 2020

The course is well delivered in easy to understand terms.

By Godson A

Jan 25, 2020

It was educating, interesting and I feel glad i took part

By Juan B

Nov 18, 2019

Complete, direct, easy to understand. 100% recommendable.

By Jose G M A

Aug 18, 2019

excelente curso para orientación en el campo de nutrición

By Jamie C

Mar 20, 2019

Very easy to understand since it was explained very well.

By Andrea T

Jan 15, 2019

Thanks!!! Very useful! Everybody should take this course.

By Cheng j

May 12, 2018


By Parinitaa G

Apr 03, 2018

Wonderful course, Simply put and packed with information.

By Oğuz O

Sep 25, 2017

It's really good to see Michael Pollan in many Q&A videos

By Norah S A

Aug 27, 2017

It is very helpful course. I would strongly recommend it.

By Osvaldo G

Jul 04, 2017

Excellent ! It changed my view about food and nutrition.


Oct 30, 2016

excellent teacher very accurate. Now i have so many ideas

By Mai T

Jul 29, 2016

Week 5 is the most interesting. Thank you for the course!

By Maurine D

Mar 14, 2016

This course was really very enlightening and interesting.

By Yadira R G

Feb 26, 2016

I liked so much and I learned to have better food habits.

By Anna M

Feb 08, 2016

Great visualization! Enjoyable easy to understand course.

By Tenaj M

Feb 03, 2016

The one thing I do not like, is that its not long enough.

By Ivette S

Aug 10, 2020

Excelente, me gusto y aprendí bastante muchas gracias...

By Dr. M G S

Jul 24, 2020

Extremely engaging and informative. Simple yet impactful