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5,512 reviews

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

Jun 21, 2018

It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!

Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.

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By Vishal D

Jun 3, 2020

Very simple and informative. Beautifully explained.

By Tatiana H

May 8, 2020

Very good course. I enjoyed the videos, slides, and

By Kelly S

Apr 24, 2020

Very enjoyable to take this course. Easy to follow.

By sanketpatil

Apr 20, 2020

The best course which changes our look at the food.

By Koyaolu-Salami O

Mar 16, 2020

great course with amazing impact on my eating habit

By Joao C

Jan 13, 2020

excelente curso. Me surpreendi com a qualidade ...


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By Silantieva O

Sep 25, 2019

It was very clear and interesting at the same time.

By Athanasia T

Jul 2, 2019

it was very educating and useful for our daily life

By Aleksei S

Feb 4, 2019

Thank you so much. Wonderful course and recipes ;-)

By Olga K

Sep 16, 2018

Maya is a great lecturer. Really motivating course.

By Angie V R

Apr 30, 2018

Pretty easy course. With good materials and advises

By Prateeka H

Mar 14, 2018

brilliant course with vivid explanations and videos

By 陈静

Feb 25, 2018

Very useful tutorial, let me regain food and health

By Tiago A M F

Feb 16, 2018

Useful course to understand the basics of nutrition

By Kimberly L

Jun 23, 2016

It was really short, but has very good information.

By Yiannis K

Mar 6, 2016

It was really a very rewarding course ! Thank you !

By Faith T

Mar 3, 2016

Amazing course, very applicable and easy to follow!

By Ayse D G

Feb 28, 2016

Wonderful Program, changed me and my entire family,

By Juan I

Feb 16, 2016

It's a very good introduction to nutrition and food

By Alfredo B R

Dec 14, 2020

Magnifica content! I learned more than I expected!

By Hitech f c

Oct 19, 2020

Good and informative study recommaded for everyone

By Patrik R

Oct 19, 2020

Essential knowledge taught in an enjoyable manner.

By Marwa S B

Sep 29, 2020

Great introduction to health and nutrition science