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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 Nora A C

May 21, 2018

A very interesting and helpful course. Highly recommended.

By Eva M M

May 3, 2018

Loved this course and would highly recommend it to others.

By sakshi g

Jan 14, 2018

It is good to get the information about the basics of food

By Tímea R K

Nov 3, 2017

It was great! I learned a lot! Thanks for the opportunity.

By Antons S

Oct 26, 2017

Course with very full, important and necessary information

By Nanthawan A

Aug 23, 2017

I like this course since I can use it in my everyday life.

By Ambika A

Aug 9, 2017

A course every health conscious individual should take up.

By Jeffrey R

Apr 21, 2017

Great way to re start my education. Learned alot. Thanks!!

By Andrea F

Feb 11, 2017

Easy course, but informative. I recommend it to everybody.

By Iyaz A

Jan 30, 2017

This was a very helpful primer in understanding nutrition.

By Patricia R P

Jul 6, 2016

A great way of getting started into simple healthy eating!

By Shrikant S

Jun 28, 2016

Worth not just learning , but apllying in day to day life!

By sujata k

Apr 25, 2016

I enjoyed this course! Very informative and very educative

By Benjamin M

Mar 30, 2016

Very informative, short, and well worth the time invested.

By Jennifer S

Jan 24, 2022

M​aya is fantastic. She is as absolute perfect presenter.

By Naziya A

Jan 14, 2022

It was amazing to learn from this course , I learnt alot.

By CMdecarli

Dec 22, 2021

Simple but very important tips for health and well-being.

By Juliana C

Nov 30, 2021

This course made me more aware of the food choices I make


Sep 13, 2021

That was a fantastic course for me as non native speaker.

By Weledurage M P D

Apr 15, 2021

It will help learn more and more about food. Nice course.

By Annisa D T A

Apr 9, 2021

A lot of new perspective I got from learning this course.

By Najeela S 2

Mar 12, 2021

This course was actually very useful for our daily health

By Abdullah S

Jan 17, 2021

well i gain a lot about food and health from this course.

By Camila H

Nov 15, 2020

increíble curso, aprendes lo básico y muy bien explicado.

By V S

Jul 7, 2020

It is the best course and m waiting for my certificate ✌️