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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


Aug 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)


Jan 18, 2021

It was an interesting and informative, at a basis level, course. The information is easy to understand and the new gained knowledges tend to remain in your memory, due to short and interactive videos.

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By Chintan P

Nov 14, 2020

I would like to these courses

By Sharol R

Oct 20, 2020

It was a wonderful experience

By Daryl M C

Sep 10, 2020

This course is really helpful

By yesica s

Aug 6, 2020

explicación clara y eficiente

By Bettina B S

Aug 3, 2020

Very interesting and helpful!

By Maria S

May 23, 2020

Fascinating course, I love it

By Ana C S

Apr 13, 2020

Ótimo curso, aprendi muito!!!

By Suim S

Apr 6, 2020

Very practical and realistic!

By Elsa A

Mar 18, 2020

Excellent très bien expliqué.


Nov 22, 2019

Very Informative.Loved it....

By Nicky V

Oct 17, 2019

Great course, thank you Maya!

By Marisol p T C

Sep 22, 2019


By Alexsandro B S

Jun 27, 2019

Vale a pena fazer esse curso!

By Afzal H

Apr 3, 2018

Very practical course indeed.

By Vladimir K

Oct 11, 2017

Short and good for beginners.

By Yong L M

Jun 25, 2017

Informative course. Thank you

By heng c

Aug 14, 2016

i like this course very much.

By Leon S M

Feb 1, 2016

Excellent Course! Recommended

By Megha S p

Dec 2, 2021

i enjoyed the course a lot

By Hadia H

Nov 21, 2021

Very informative, I loved it

By Marjorie S

Oct 12, 2021

I truly enjoyed this course.

By Mokopu A

Aug 16, 2021

the course was very helpfull

By Alexa A

May 29, 2021

Thank you Maya and coursera.

By Charles A J V

Apr 26, 2021

excelent teacher and course!

By Victoria V

Dec 28, 2020

Very helpful and interesting