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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

Oct 7, 2021

this course changed my view on healthy eating and also instilled healthy cooking habits in me! I absolutely oved the simple , delicious and healthy recipes! definitely trying them out ! Thank you Maya

Jan 22, 2021

Love how Maya presented the course and I especially love the cooking sessions featuring her cute kids. I am looking forward to reading her book or if she has any YT account featuring more home cooking

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Nov 22, 2021

The instructor did an excellent job with the content and how it was presented.

By Muskan V

Aug 16, 2021

Just love the course and gain so much knowledge. Thank you so much. Amazing 👏

By Sahar S

Jul 5, 2021

I enjoyed this course sooo much. I learned new concepts and five stars for it.

By Patricia C

Jul 2, 2021

M​uy intereante y sencilllo para que cualquier persona lo pueda entender bien.

By J. B

Mar 10, 2021

ive learn alot on how to eat and make better food choices. Thank you Stanford.

By Ernest L

Oct 19, 2020

Charismatic speaker. Her enthusiasm carries over to the learner. Thank you !!!

By Alison R

Sep 30, 2020

Satisfying, informative, useful, engaging and educational for life. Thank you.

By Manoj K K

Aug 1, 2020

Good information, also which help me to advance my knowledge on fats and diets

By Sonya S

Jul 2, 2020

loved it! Thank you for a great course. My interest in nutrition has expanded.

By Ayu L

Jun 17, 2020

This course helps me a lot to understand the basic concept of Food and Health.

By Lara R d F

Jun 15, 2020

Love the teacher and love everything!!! Thanks coursera for the opportunity!!!

By Оксана І Б

May 8, 2020

It was great practical and motivation experience for me! Thanks for your work!

By Marialberth M

Apr 26, 2020

excelente, muy interesante. La mejor opción para iniciar en el mundo saludable

By Henna R V C

Apr 14, 2020

Excellent course, you learn a lot, very well explained and good study sources.

By Winter Z

Sep 14, 2019

learnt so much that transformed my view of healthy dieting and mindful eating.

By Piotr J

Apr 14, 2019

The basics, but the basics many people do not know or are having problem with.

By Allison N

Mar 8, 2018

It's a good basic guideline to healthy food, without any big corporation bias.

By Thye T Y

Mar 6, 2018

Short and simple course. Really good for general knowledge and healthy living.

By Thomas

Feb 6, 2018

A very simple yet informative course, thank you for all the new information :)

By Fabiola A

Sep 30, 2017

Very good course, that brings a new point of view to how it affects our lives.

By Maimonah A

Apr 11, 2017

Nice and light course on Food and Health. I really enjoyed taking this course.

By Emre G

Oct 9, 2016

Very good work! I really recommend this course to who care about their health.

By B M

Sep 15, 2016

The course was so awesome ! Got to learn may insights on Nutrition and health.

By Peter W

Jan 21, 2016

Very good course raising nutritional and healthy awareness to this generation.

By Peter K

Nov 29, 2021

T​his course is definately for beginners, and is a good course to start with.