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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.

Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.

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By Aline K

Nov 30, 2020

Excellent course for a beginner to learn about the basics of nutrition.

By Mik V

Sep 7, 2017

this course is better to learn about nutrition and heallthy, i like it.

By Emma N

Jun 16, 2017

Very useful for a simple breakdown of daily foods and good recipe ideas

By Denise O

Apr 4, 2016

Very practical and applicable information. Great quality in the videos.

By Mamie B

Nov 9, 2020

It was interesting, more explaining about food and health care.Thanks

By Molly C

Jun 19, 2018

Learned a lot. Was often times repetitive, but overall a great course.

By Sonia M

Oct 27, 2020

Very informative especially the section on reading nutritional labels

By Sonu s M

Mar 7, 2019

it is helpful and aware us about what is necessary in day to day life

By Jose J C

Jun 29, 2018

I learnt a lot of new interesting insights about nutrition and health

By Yannick B

Dec 20, 2017

I would have like to go deeper into the link between food and health.

By Damien D

Feb 5, 2016

Nice and straight forward information

Very pleasant delivery

Thank you

By salma

May 15, 2020

it was a great intro for health and overall life behavior for eating

By Shivani S S

Apr 6, 2020

A comprehensive course for beginners. Very insightful and practical.

By Adrian

Feb 2, 2019

Quite basic in my opinion but it's an introduction course after all.

By John S

Jan 29, 2018

Thank you for that course! Very well explained as usual on Coursera.

By Julayna P

Oct 19, 2016

Good introduction to everything, but it is all very basic knowledge.

By sabeen a

May 16, 2016

very simple to understand, clear and direct information is delivered

By Daniela L

Jun 13, 2019

creo que cometen un error al mostrar recetas en las que usan azúcar


Aug 26, 2020

An interesting way of learning about nutrition, really practical!!

By Jay B

Dec 6, 2017

Very informative, provides an interesting approach to food health.

By Sapna S P

Apr 3, 2017

Excellent course with simple language and a wealth of information.

By Shikher G

Sep 2, 2017

Good Information, a bit repetitive though. Thanks for creating it

By Avinash P

Jul 20, 2020

This course if for beginner and based on US culture/food habits.

By Helene

Mar 10, 2020

interesting first introduction on nutrition advice for beginners

By Lo P M

Feb 14, 2020

Easy course to understand basic healthy eating style and habits!