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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


Aug 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)


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 Lauren C

Jun 7, 2016

Great introduction to how to live a healthy life within the constraints of your daily work life.

By Deleted A

Jun 6, 2016

It's free and would serve many to be passed through at least 10-20 mins per few days. Good info.

By Miranda R C

Feb 16, 2016

This was a great introduction with practice advice on how to make and suggest lifestyle changes.

By Shyam S

Oct 27, 2022

I have been waiting for the Certificate of completion and Thank you for Teachers and Designing

By Kanwal J

Mar 29, 2022

I highly recommend everyone to take this course for health and rebuild relationship with food.

By Harvinder S

Nov 20, 2021

Pl send me certificate so that i can say prodly that i have completed from Stanford university

By Балабанова Е

Aug 3, 2021

It was the best period in my life, i knew new information that will be helped me and my family.

By Kezian C

Apr 16, 2021

This course was very informative and helpful for me personally in starting a healthy lifestyle.

By Bonnie M

Dec 14, 2020

This was a great course I learned a lot. The information on label reading was very informative.

By Nilu A

Nov 26, 2020

it was extremely informative and vy knowledgeable,easy to grasp by prof Maya. enjoyed doing it.

By Bret G

Sep 10, 2020

Very basic, but includes all the necessary information you need about consuming a healthy diet.

By Diana K

Jul 1, 2020

Thank you Maya. Your coupe was easy to follow and understand. Got many good tips and recipes!

By Evelynn S

Jun 9, 2020

This course helped me to have more knowledge about the food balance in children and adult diet.

By Marcia O P

May 21, 2020

Excelente metodología para transmitir los conocimientos. En el futuro deseo tomar otros cursos.


Apr 20, 2020

Very Simple and informative course. Easy to digest and refresh the knowledge we have. Thank you

By Vuk M

Mar 30, 2020

Really good course for beginner. You will learn the basics of food and health. Really enjoy it.

By Janhvi P

Dec 15, 2019

One of the best course . It cleared up most of the queries related to health n food nutrition.

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.