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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

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.

Aug 26, 2019

Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!

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By Winnie L

Jan 16, 2021

Very informative, easy to understand! Lot's of helpful and interesting facts!

By Joka m

Dec 22, 2020

A very informative and helpful course especially on reading nutrition labels

By Bruno M R L

Oct 24, 2020

Extremely useful and interesting with a historical context, i'm very thankful

By Julie S d S G P

Sep 24, 2020

Excellent course! Practical and useful tips. Pure science. I liked very much.

By Nadejda T

Sep 22, 2020

I loved this course! It reminded me the basics of cooking and healthy eating.

By bhanu b

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By Partha P M

Aug 5, 2020

It's a awesome course for learning .I know many new things after the course .

By Shafi V

Jul 28, 2020

Exceptional videos , course modules and quiz .It brings out the best in you .

By Carolina L D

Jul 18, 2020

Curso sensacional! Indico de olhos fechados! Ótimas explicações e analogias!!

By Katherine E

Jul 1, 2020

Simple easy to follow information ,.... great to see Michael Pollan involved


Jun 22, 2020

It was an amazing experience and a very intuitive way of learning. Thank you.

By Diksha

Jun 1, 2020

I love how they conveyed a simple message and the references were interesting

By Kristin T

Apr 12, 2020

Very informatve and easy to follow. Great course for gaining basic knowledge.

By Josefine W

Feb 22, 2020

A great course for someone looking to learn the basics of health & nutrition!

By Kevin C

Sep 23, 2019

Good Info, Course format/layout was easy to follow, will definitely recommend

By Ana A C

Jul 8, 2019

Pretty interesting course. Very complete, with some cooking recepies as well.

By Deleted A

Jun 26, 2019

What a great course! Easy to learn and PACKED with lots of great information.

By Qia

Aug 19, 2018

Very simple but very useful. It also changes my attitude to food and cooking.

By Amy ( Q

Mar 21, 2018

love the beautiful pictures, also very practical suggestions on food choosing

By Nguyen L Q

Aug 29, 2017

Thank you for the information. The course is very useful to me and my family.

By Hayam E

Aug 25, 2017

I have leaned a lot from this course about nutrition, food and eating habits.

By Gerard N

Jul 20, 2017

Excellent course. highly recommend to raise awareness on how and what we eat.

By Fernando C R

Jun 29, 2017

Excelent course! I really enjoyed it and I learned more about healthy habits.

By Jenna L

Mar 3, 2017

This was a very thorough course that I really enjoyed and learned a lot from.

By Nadika W

Jul 31, 2016

Very instructional learning course, I have actually started eating healthier.