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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


Mar 10, 2023

This course has a lot of great information on nutrition and simple eating without being overwhelming. It gives practical advice that anyone seeking to eat healthier can implement in their daily lives.


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 Leah T

Sep 21, 2017

Really enjoyed this course, and im looking forward to studying more of them. Thank you for providing this.

By Piyush P

Jul 7, 2017

great course with visually aided learning and insight about food industry in 20th century.Great experience

By Neetu G

Jun 15, 2017

excellent! made it more clear that cooking at home is better and just that every member should be involved

By Dilara I

Mar 20, 2017

Very nice visuals and animations!! it's a pleasure to watch. The teacher was very nice also.

Thank you! =)

By Silvia M J

Jul 15, 2023

Excellent nutrition acknowledge of food. Buying the best fresh ingredients to prepare nutritional meals .

By Antoaneta L

Jun 12, 2023

Wonderfully simple, yet scientifically sound messages!

A great guide to a transformation in eating habits!

By Мария П

Jan 6, 2023

Прекрасно дополняет пробелы в, казалось бы, очевидных вещах! Огромная благодарность составителям курса!!!

By Khaing M H

Oct 18, 2022

Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn this amazing course and especially thank you to Ms. Maya.

By balaji a

Jun 30, 2022

it's an introductory course to food and nutrition . The course is very well designed and very informative

By Lian S

Jun 27, 2022

Excellent pacing, well-produced, and very insightful! Very grateful to have free access to such a course.

By Farai E M

Nov 15, 2021

I loved how the instructor dealt and focussed importants facts. How she srdused simple relatable examples

By Nishita M

Oct 16, 2021

Very Informative; helpful tips for any individual who is concerned about Food intake and staying healthy.

By Lara B A

Jul 9, 2021

I loved it too much, I already thank you for the financing opportunity you gave me, a golden opportunity.

By Gabriel R

May 19, 2021

I really had fun with this course. It's courses like this that makes studying feel very fun and relaxing.

By Duc N

Apr 28, 2021

Easy to understand. Provide essence of important topics in food, nutrition and health. Highly recommended

By Laila G R I

Feb 10, 2021

This very informative. It discusses the subject at a non-technical way which makes it very understandable

By Aliia B

Oct 20, 2020

Enjoyed the course! The lecturer is really nice speaker! Interesting to listen to her! Many useful facts!

By Zina

Sep 28, 2020

Perfect for all the people - both for those who know anything about nutrition and those who are advanced.

By bruna s

Aug 7, 2020

Its great having a different point of view of how food and health connects together in different countrys

By Aaron S

Jul 3, 2020

Basic food and health principles that have been lost/forgotten with today's up tempo and busy lifestyles.

By Guadalupe L

May 18, 2020

I am so happy with everything I have learned in this course and I am excited to apply into my daily life.

By John P

May 7, 2020

Excellent introduction to nutrition. Packed full of useful information to support a healthier lifestyle.


May 6, 2020

Good course to start with lots of basic information. Very glad it mentioned details about reading labels.

By Marília C d S B

May 4, 2020

Very well explained basic information on food x health. Great for people who are trying to eat healthier.