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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

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!

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.

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By Orapan W

May 2, 2021

I love this corse. Thank so much for teaching course.

By Noor u H

Mar 22, 2021

so helpful. I really got a lot of knowledge

thank you

By Gustavo L

Feb 8, 2021

Very interesting, well-produced and simple to follow.

By surya p

Nov 8, 2020

it was wonderful.thank u coursera!!!

thank u professor

By Ujjvalfadia

Oct 3, 2020

Amazing information and presentation on the subject .

By Lance W

Sep 28, 2020

excellent manner in which the course is formulated


Sep 27, 2020

Muito bom e educativo. Deve ser divulgado amplamente.

By Anish M

Sep 7, 2020

Love the recipes here and also extremely informative!

By Olaoye V O

Sep 4, 2020

It interesting but I don't know to get my certificate

By Francine S

Sep 1, 2020

Lindo curso! Obrigada pelos conteúdos e oportunidade!

By Farrel M

Aug 7, 2020

Good layout , easy to understand. Tought very well .

By Tracy P

May 4, 2020

I learned a lot from course! It was very interesting!

By Kurt M

Feb 11, 2020

Good practical course on nutrition and healthy eating

By Ramya K

Nov 25, 2019

enjoyed the course. My favorite part was the recipes.

By Jim h

Nov 23, 2019

Great understandable, practical, usable information!

By juan p

Oct 5, 2019

Food is the one and most important of our medicines.

By Jane C

Sep 29, 2019

Very informative and well explained. I learned a lot.

By dani r b m

Aug 25, 2019

Thanks for everything, I have learned a lot from you

By Non

Mar 9, 2019

An excellent intro to the science of food and health!

By Kalpana A

Sep 26, 2018

In my views this course is magnificent and everyone

By Indraveni K

Feb 10, 2018

This was easy to do and informative at the same time.

By Sebastian C

Oct 3, 2017

Great Introduction, easy to follow, very interesting!

By Osmanoglu E

Sep 20, 2017

The course is very informative and easy to understand

By Fatimah S

Jun 3, 2017

excellent starting place for learning to eat healthy.

By Laura R

Nov 13, 2016

Muy completo y fácil de seguir, buenas explicaciones.