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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


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.


Aug 6, 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

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By Claudia P Q C

Jan 26, 2022

​Useful and interesting. The methodology is very good. It is based on scientific facts.

By Anapeta P

Dec 29, 2021

Great class for beginners. The information was explained thoroughly and well organized.

By Heba K M B

Oct 11, 2021

This course is useful and helpful for understanding the introduction of human nutrition

By Kinza H

Aug 4, 2021

this course was really interesting andi have learned a lot from this course . thank you

By Alexander S

May 17, 2021

Learned many important new things and got more details on things i already kind of knew

By Nikos K

Feb 20, 2021

Really interesting course, very engaging. Week's 5 bonus material is a must read/watch!

By Maleka F S

Jan 9, 2021

I learned a lot from this course. I love our teacher and enjoyed this course very much.

By Lisa D D

Oct 23, 2020

This course was extremely informative as it relates to facts around food and nutrition.

By Dixitha S

Oct 11, 2020

it was very useful. And I have started to work on it.

Eat. Not too much. Mostly plants.

By S H E E

Sep 30, 2020

Excellent course with very useful information i was happy and grateful with this course

By Loretta M

Aug 19, 2020

Excellent course. Good information, great presentation with very credible instructors.

By Pamela S B

Jul 30, 2020

This course will help you understand the way we should be eating and why. Great course!

By Fayez A

May 16, 2020

Very very attractive course in clear ways to present and rich in information, thank you

By Adhithya S

Apr 17, 2020

Great course to understand the basics of nutrition. Very easy to understand and follow.

By Omar S Z

Apr 14, 2020

Excelente opción para conocer mas sobre los nutrientes y las maneras sanas de la comida

By Jeffry N

Sep 24, 2019

I really learn a lot. A great course for beginner and course content delivered clearly.

By Chisomebi O

Jun 20, 2018

It's a really amazing course. I found it easy to understand and apply knowledge gained.

By Гриша У

May 15, 2018

Если бы еще тесты проводились на русском, а не английском язык, была бы вообще - сказка

By Ksenia

Mar 23, 2018

This material should know every person. Our health is one of the most impotrant things.

By Felipe O d M

Nov 27, 2017

Pollan and Maya are two of my favorite master about food world wide, its was so great !

By Lady C N C

Jul 26, 2017

Excelent. I learnt a lot and I feel confident to suggest to other how to eat healthier.

By Sarah S

Nov 19, 2016

It reinforced the notions on food & health I knew

It taught me new valuable information

By camila z

Jun 19, 2016

great introduction to food and nutrition knowledge for non-science background learners.

By Arely Z

Mar 8, 2016

Excellent, I really enjoyed all about the course, mainly the recipes. Thank you so much

By Kailene S

Apr 6, 2022

E​sse cursi me trouxe muitos ensinamentos sobre como ter saude a curto e longo prazo!!