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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


Jul 12, 2022

learned alot on this course. Very knowledgeable and full of healthy recipes. Great way to start your goal. Along with excersice and healthy eating you are on your way to a great healthy mind and body.


May 13, 2021

Really good as an introductory guide to general human nutrition. Gives great insights on cooking, planning meals and health diet habits. It's a rather short course with actually impactful information.

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By abeer a

Feb 17, 2018

very nice course, would love to do it again to refresh my food memory :)

By Amanda C

Oct 29, 2017

This course is a simple excellent introduction in to food and nutrition.


Jul 29, 2017

Truly useful and comprehend easily. Make me rethink about the lifestyle.

By Nafiz A

Jul 17, 2017

A lot of useful information for people who want to start eating healthy.

By German I

Jan 5, 2017

Very usefil course for everyday life. Highly recommended for all of you!

By James O

Sep 14, 2016

Great information in an easily understandable format! Highly recommended

By Jason R

Dec 6, 2022

Great course for understanding healthful nutrition and eating behaviors

By feng

Oct 19, 2022

It's a great course, and I learned some knowledge about food and health

By Maria V C T

Sep 7, 2022

ecxelent curso, palabras sencillas, valiosa información muchas gracias

By Helen R G

Aug 30, 2022

very easy and consolidation of food issues i have learned in the past

By Chinenye A

Aug 1, 2022

i am so happy i took this class, i learnt alot new things. from Nigeria

By Edwin R

Jul 25, 2022

información Fundamental y Valiosa en un lenguaje basico y comprensible!

By tram n

Jul 19, 2022

rất hữu ích. nó cho tôi thêm nhiều kiến thức về thực phẩm và dinh dưỡng

By Tobias F

Jul 11, 2022

Very back to the roots. But this is much needed in todays food climate

By Cinthia V

Jun 29, 2022

Very informative I loved all the resources provided in the curriculum.

By tsaniatin n

Mar 6, 2022

Great lesson, teacher, and material to learn through food and nutrition

By Ana S V L

Nov 18, 2021

Muy interesante, lo que me gusto es que dio la información muy concreta


Nov 11, 2021

Highly pedagogical professor. Interesting course on substance and shape


Aug 12, 2021

It was so understandable! I love how they explained it and make it easy

By Madisyn M

Jul 16, 2021

Wonderfully strutured course! I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone!

By Uma K

Jul 16, 2021

Good one. My knowledge and approach towards food is changing. Thank you

By Ang Q H

Jun 10, 2021

Great course! Videos were bite-sized and easy to understand! Thank you!

By Josefina F

Mar 15, 2021

Loved the suggestions and learned a lot from the label reading section.

By sosorburam

Feb 20, 2021

Good class and very useful tips that I can adopt to my every day lives.

By Carolina O P

Feb 12, 2021

excellent input, looking forward to get to learn more on other courses.