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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.

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 Tan H M

May 18, 2020

Easy to understand and it is fun to learn.

By Ifeoluwapo O

May 16, 2020

This course has added a great virtue to me

By Sasha D

Apr 16, 2020

Great overview of healthy and food basics

By Dario M

Apr 14, 2020

extremely interesting, thank you very much

By Anastasiia L

Apr 7, 2020

Very beautiful videos, easy to understand.

By Ganesh S

Jan 17, 2020

Good Couse to grow with and to enrich with

By Vo T H M

Jan 13, 2020

Helpful and very practical for daily life!

By Janaina L

Sep 9, 2019

Very good. Easy to understand. very useful

By Tish D

Aug 12, 2019

This course was great, and easy to follow.

By Manar S E

Aug 5, 2019

I loved it, it was short ant to the point.

By Homer j w D

Jul 14, 2019

I was wishing it would have lasted longer.

By Mateo M

Aug 21, 2018

Muy informativo y útil para la vida diaria

By Yuxiao C

Apr 24, 2018

Good "icebreaker" to pursue a healthy life

By Jeanette A

Dec 7, 2017

Keep an open mind and you can learn a lot!

By Anirban B

Nov 16, 2017

nice basic learner course. helpful for all


Jan 30, 2017

Good advice to improve your eating habits!

By Olivia B

Dec 23, 2016

Very informative. Really enjoyed lecturer.

By Eric C

Sep 8, 2016

great course, wish there were more like it

By Nurmakova S

Apr 28, 2016

Very useful cours. Thank you very much! :)

By Luigi J M

Feb 20, 2016

Excellent course, very empathetic speaker.

By Patricia O

Feb 12, 2016

Very interesting course, I really enjoy it

By Jiby N

Jan 20, 2016

Simple, powerful, and convincing.

Thank you


Sep 20, 2021

Very engaging and standard quiz sessions.

By Mahdisa M

Aug 29, 2021

it was helpfull but it could be completer

By Beenish M

Aug 17, 2021

A wonderful introduction to clean eating!