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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


Jan 18, 2021

It was an interesting and informative, at a basis level, course. The information is easy to understand and the new gained knowledges tend to remain in your memory, due to short and interactive videos.


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!

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By Mario C

Feb 20, 2016

Very good as a introduction course! Its clear and easy! Congratulations for the contents!

By Marisa M

Feb 1, 2016

Really enjoying the course. My only wish is that it would be longer and more in-depth. :)

By Nawar D

May 1, 2022

je vous remercie infiniment pour la qualté des informations que j'ai acquis grace à vous

By Ma. E M

Aug 4, 2021

La información fue muy precisa e importante. Con pocas palabras se entendió lo expuesto.

By Sandra p m

Jul 16, 2021

E​xcelente, muy explicito y nutriente para iniciar los buenos habitos de la alimentacion

By Nazym B

May 25, 2021

I really liked the course ! It gave me new knowledges about my specialization. Thank you

By Estefany

May 5, 2021

El curso fue maravilloso me ayudo a consolidar muchos conocimientos, súper recomendado!!

By Daiane K D M

Jul 26, 2020

Estou muito feliz que concluir este curso! Foi um aprendizado muito importante para mim.

By Nicolas H

Jun 18, 2020

learned how to buy, choose and prepare healthy food with long-term effects on our health

By Katiuska L

Jun 18, 2020

I loved it! Dr Maya and Dr, Pallon are both AMAZING! THANK YOU! Really enjoyable course!

By Jessica C S

Jun 3, 2020

excelente curso buena explicqacion y ejemplificado perfecto para la introduccion al tema

By Aditya J

May 23, 2020

This course was very useful for me. It taught me topics that I was enable to understand.

By Lynestie L

Apr 11, 2020

Amazing information and lesson. As an introductory course it was complete and enjoyable.

By Kristján E K

Apr 7, 2020

Very informative and important in these days of over demand of unhealthy processed food.

By Marcos N Q S

Apr 3, 2020

en lo personal me gusto el curso, bastante basico eso si, pero es muy interesante de ver

By Glazunova S A

Jan 18, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in the field of good nutrition.

By Ligia B A

Jan 3, 2020

Foi muito bom saber mais sobre educação alimentar ouvindo os argumentos de Michael Pooln

By Linh L

Sep 20, 2019

Very informative and definitely helped me making better food choices for a better health

By Marie J

Jun 7, 2019

Very informative. I want to improve my overall health and so far this course is helping.

By Muhammad I K

May 9, 2019

I enjoy this course very much learned a lot which i did not know before thanks coursera

By Marga S P

Mar 4, 2019

Excellent contents and nicely presented. I also likes the interviews with Michael Pollan

By Prashanth K S

Aug 24, 2018

This Course is very good to understand the basic concept of Nutrition and well being (Y)

By Stephanie P E

May 8, 2018

The course was amazing i learn new things and it is ok everything, thanks for everything

By Vitaly S

Apr 11, 2018

Good introduction in basis of healthy food, very simple for understanding. Thanks a lot!