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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 01, 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 27, 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 Karen R

Sep 15, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. Thank you!

By Gissia A

Aug 30, 2020

I learned so many new things about food!

By Shubham Y

Aug 17, 2020

best beginner course for food and health

By Cai B

Aug 05, 2020

Great both in theoretical and practical!


Jul 06, 2020

very important course, really thank you.

By Belakhdar A

Jun 15, 2020

easy and practical cours

great teachers!


May 15, 2020

very simple and helpful at the same time

By Irving t

May 06, 2020

Very informative and fun to take course!

By Christopher J M

Apr 08, 2020

Really easy and informative way to learn

By Sierra D

Apr 06, 2020

an easy informational course, very basic

By Loreto R

Apr 06, 2020

very interesting!! I have enjoy it a lot

By Orlando A C

Apr 04, 2018

Usefull, simple, and clear introduction.


Mar 26, 2018

Excellent, I oblige for the opportunity.

By Vita d G

Mar 21, 2018

A good accessible and interesting course

By Sheila S T

Sep 21, 2017

Great speakers and great basic material.

By Tiffany C

Dec 13, 2016

Very informative, simple, and effective!

By María A G

Dec 03, 2016

Es un curso muy útil, muy bien explicado

By Manu S S

Sep 18, 2016

Great Course for healthy food practices!

By Saoussane B

Jul 22, 2016

thank you so much MAYA i've learned alot

By Anna B

Jan 22, 2016

Dynamic course with well presented info.

By Leigh L

Jan 18, 2016

great course, wish it were a bit longer.

By Alexandru C

Oct 18, 2020

Great start for some great information!

By Samuel L

Oct 02, 2020

Informative and well articulated thanks

By Dutchess B

Sep 04, 2020

very good course especially the recipes

By Roa’a A

Aug 28, 2020

The course was very informative and fun