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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


Sep 30, 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.


Aug 6, 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

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By Fauziyya A S

Sep 29, 2020

The course have shown me how to manage my health because health is important

By Jean R D

Sep 11, 2020

I really like this course, it helps me understand the food that I am eating.

By Sarah N

Jul 31, 2020

Great reminders and take away tips to lead a healthier lifestyle. Thank you!

By Jose S

Jul 28, 2020

Thanks for the info. I found these course amazing and I will apply it today!

By Maria R M C

Jul 24, 2020

Thank you for reinforcing the need to Eat Right, Not so much. Mostly plants.

By Alessandra B

Jun 18, 2020

.Great course ,thank you.

It would be nice to have a paper certificate mailed

By Dra. I C R M

May 20, 2020

I like this course. Thank you very much to teach about love food and health.

By lakshmi g

May 1, 2020

much needed for today as the concept of cooking at home is slowly vanishingg

By Troy P

Apr 13, 2020

A good basis to start the process of working toward better nutritional diet

By Dana

Apr 5, 2020

very informative considering I am a mom of two and cooking for 10 years now.

By Cristina B

Jan 16, 2020

Impottant information about processed food and how do start eating healthly!

By kerri

Jun 23, 2019

Great introduction to healthy living! Well organized and easy to understand!

By Aidana T

Jun 11, 2019

This was a useful course for me in terms of mindfulness regarding food I eat

By Geetika S

May 13, 2019

An extremely informative course with a sustainable approach to adaptability.

By Utkarsh T 1

Mar 15, 2019

Very valuable courses with a lot to learn that will be helpful in the future

By Harmeet S

Mar 2, 2019

This course is amazing..The teacher as well as the content is very helpful..

By Tanvi K

Jul 12, 2018

Really great course for someone looking to make healthier lifestyle choices.

By Alin Y

Jul 5, 2018

Great basic information and the workshop at the end is a fantastic addition.

By Спицина П Д

Jun 10, 2018

It`s helpfull course for beginners to understand the way for eating healthy.

By Haley V

Sep 14, 2017

very nice overall introduction to nutrition and tips for a healthy lifestyle

By Johnny

Aug 23, 2017

Loved this course! Thank you for all material provided throughout the weeks!

By Jennifer A

Jul 28, 2017

I enjoyed the course and learned a lot, I also like the way it was laid out!

By juan c m

Mar 13, 2016

its a very good start when you doesn't know nothing about the food or habits

By Lee-ann O

May 5, 2022

My second course in Nutrition. Loved it! Easy to follow. Loved the recipes.

By Lunghisani P M

Jan 25, 2022

The Course was exciting and i enjoyed and look foward to the next course .