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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


May 13, 2021

Really good as an introductory guide to general human nutrition. Gives great insights on cooking, planning meals and health diet habits. It's a rather short course with actually impactful information.


Jul 12, 2022

learned alot on this course. Very knowledgeable and full of healthy recipes. Great way to start your goal. Along with excersice and healthy eating you are on your way to a great healthy mind and body.

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By My H H

May 13, 2021

I have learned so much great things. Now the kitchen is my favorite place. Thanks for this course.

By Sharon C

Apr 1, 2021

Information was presented in concise, easy-to-understand manner. Test questions were well drafted.

By Ciara B V M

Dec 18, 2020

Short videos with well-explained concepts. Super interesting. Prof. Maya was an amazing instructor.

By Joe L

Sep 2, 2020

Short but amazing and insightful class.... I've taken a lot of classes here, this might be the best

By Lorelyn M

Jun 3, 2020

I learned a lot about food and the importance of eating healthy. I find this course very enjoyable.

By nehal e

May 31, 2020

very informative.. very suitable for people who want to know the basic information about nutrition.

By Ashley A G

May 4, 2020

Concise and very informational. All of the skills taught are highly applicable in daily activities.

By Ravleen K

Jan 22, 2019

This course helped me understand about food that we eat, how we eat, and how much we intent to eat.

By Robin j

Oct 7, 2018's such an amazing course, i was like totally into it. no more boring lessons and lecturers.

By Joy L

Feb 17, 2018

This was a fast, easy course with basics on how to start a healthier food experience in one's life.

By Viktoriya

Nov 3, 2016

I loved it! Everything was so easily explained and it just motivates you to change your life haha:)

By Elizabeth K

Aug 9, 2016

Amazing course! Learned tons that I didn't know about sugar, fat, and carbs. Thank you, professor!!

By Olga M

Feb 1, 2016

A very inspiring course confirming the conclusions made on basis of my own life experience. Thanks!

By Leah S

Dec 20, 2022

i ready like the class make me want to go study more that you quiz 3 times to information you need

By Laura M

Nov 5, 2022

This is the first course I completed. I enjoyed the quick videos. The content was easy to grasp.

By Windy S

Jan 2, 2022

This course really helped me in my studies and added a new knowledge in food and health. Thank you

By Uliandro S

Nov 3, 2021

De forma clara e pragmática os conhecimentos sobre alimentação consciente é apresentado. muito bom


May 10, 2021

Excellent course delivery. Valuable and practical information. Interesting and informative. Thanks

By Berfin A

Dec 30, 2020

This was my first ever Coursera course. It was enjoyable and great to start online course consept.

By M

Jun 16, 2020

Me encantó aprender sobre nutrición. El curso es práctico y los videos e información es muy clara.

By Jennifer D G R

Jun 13, 2020

Es un curso corto, pero puntual y enseña bastante. Nos permite tener conciencia de lo que comemos.

By Thomas N O

Jun 3, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. The two instructors gave information in an informative and fun way.

By Aileen L

May 14, 2020

Very informational. Everyone should take this course to learn how to better make decision for the


May 10, 2020

Muy clara la información, temas muy precisos que se pueden poner en practica en la vida cotidiana.


Apr 18, 2020

Excellent course! I believe everyone should do it!

Very interesting, practical and easy to follow.