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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


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.


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 Esther C

Nov 24, 2021


By Faldie S

Oct 20, 2021

A​ concise course that gets a lot of valuable information succinctly across to the student.

By Abdul R

Aug 31, 2021

basic codes and principals when it comes to diet and also enjoying life while being healthy

By Roswitha G

Aug 20, 2021

Very clear and concise instruction. Easy to follow and understandable and enjoyable. 5 star

By Ujwala

Mar 19, 2021

Awesome awesome Course,enjoyed Maya Adams presentation as well as her simple cooking videos

By Leslie B

Mar 17, 2021

I think this is a basic course and I learned a lot. I would like to see an advanced course.

By Joseph L

Jan 14, 2021

Very helpful and informative. Thank you also for getting Dr. Pollen on this course as well.

By Magali L

Sep 28, 2020

Excelente curso, he aprendido muchas cosas. Lo recomiendo completamente. Muy bien explicado

By Dharanirajavel

Sep 25, 2020

Very useful course. I am very interest to learn this course. Thanks for Stanford university

By Angel

Jun 24, 2020

Very informative I’ve learned a lot I didn’t know about food how to even have to prepare it

By İlayda D

Jun 15, 2020

It was a fun course. Videos are short and easy-following. I learned so many things. Thanks!


Jun 1, 2020

If you want to be healthy and fit, than you must learn some tips from here. Thanks Maya mam

By Elisa v J

Apr 24, 2020

Excelente curso, aprendí demasiado, es muy entretenido y muy aplicable a la vida cotidiana.


Apr 7, 2020

Mainly basics, but still important to have in mind and apply in every day life. Thank you!!

By Tracy L J

Mar 23, 2020

Thank you, Professor Maya, for such simple yet complete information. The recipes are great!

By Kim

Jan 28, 2020

Well constructed class. Enjoyed the format and the information presented was very helpful.

By Manuela

Jan 14, 2020

Great information. Made me really think about the way i eat and how i am feeding my family.

By Mariana G

Nov 25, 2019

Absolutamente entretenido e informativo, fácil de entender e implementar en la vida diaria!

By Eugenia P G

Nov 17, 2019

The course was an educative and eye opening one am grateful for this wonderful opportunity.

By Fatema A

Oct 20, 2019

Loved the course , not too heavy for a university student to take with her other courses !!

By Beatriz V R

Jul 29, 2019

An amazing course with lots of information to increase our knowledge about food and health.

By Однокоз Е А

Jun 21, 2019

Курс очень помог при расставлении правильных аспектов в питании. Благодарю всех создателей!

By Дмитриева А Б

Jul 6, 2018

Очень хороший курс.Собранно все самое необходимое,слушать и понимать легко.Спасибо большое.

By Pradeep K V

Jul 4, 2018

Got a basic idea about how to prepare my meals. The course is very short and very useful :)

By Juan H M R

Jun 18, 2018

its excellent , information, videos, ilustrations, everything is perfect!, congratulations.