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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.


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.

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By Maeghan F

Apr 30, 2019

Super esy to follow - videos were short and well shot - loved Michael Pollen input - thank you!

By 芦谷啓吾

Mar 8, 2019

Very clear and fantastic. Now I finished this course. And I think I can change my eating habit.

By Andrew W

Jan 14, 2019

An easy and informational class that help people realize the importance of eating healthy food.

By Soufia L

Apr 18, 2018

Learned so much from this course. It transformed the way I used to look at nutrition and diets.

By Ayan H অ হ

Apr 13, 2018

This course is very beneficial for me. Very well designed. I understand the reason of Obesity.

By Matthew P

Nov 30, 2017

This course is a great place to start went looking to learn about nutrition and healthy eating.

By Taylor W

Jan 17, 2017

I thought the course was comprehensive and gave information that I am still using months later.

By Badich S O

Sep 20, 2016

It was amazing. This course s very enjoyable and interesting if u want to know about nutrition.

By Karin C

Feb 23, 2016

Incredible classes so easy to understand and great recipes Thank you Maya and Professor Pollan!

By sam J

Feb 14, 2016

Great presentation of information. The course was exactly what I was looking for, very helpful.

By Michel C d

Jan 31, 2016

great, too short though, would have liked more on the underlying theory and on the applications

By nguyen h t

Nov 15, 2022

Very basic but has some useful information to take away. Thank you, instructors and producers.

By micheline k

Oct 21, 2021

I enjoyed this course (it was my first course) it was simple , easy and so beneficial, thanks

By Faiqa R

Oct 6, 2021

it was really a informative course to make your make your ideas more clearer regarding health.

By Daniel A G R

Sep 14, 2021

Me motivo mejor la alimentación y cambio mi perspectiva en cuanto a forma de ver los alimentos

By A.L. O M

May 9, 2021

It's very easier and interesting. Videos are short, so they are perfect to put on at any time.

By Alex S

Mar 10, 2021

Tremendous info to get me started on my path. Very easy to keep up, very informative, and fun!

By joelle k

Oct 20, 2020

very interesting course, very useful to know more about healthy life.

Lots of new information.

By Nancy

Oct 2, 2020

Good introduction, very easy to understand. Would have liked it to be a bit more challenging.

By Kiran B

Oct 2, 2020

I'm very happy to doing this online course.every thing is very helpful. Thankyou team members.

By Huda Z A

Sep 19, 2020

i have learned alot of Valuable and helpful nutritional information .

thanks Coursera :) <3 <3

By Sallie W

Sep 11, 2020

I liked it and learned a lot of knowledge, as well as the cooking videos. Thank you very much

By Ambrose A

Aug 4, 2020

Great course with lot of information and basics knowledge of organic food and processed foods.

By Tuane V R M

Jul 13, 2020

Com o curso eu posso acrescentar ainda mais conhecimento em minha área de trabalho, muito bom!

By Hoang M D

Jun 30, 2020

Great Course with good explanation and love the fact that Maya put some recipes in the course!