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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.

Aug 6, 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

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By Jorden A

Jun 27, 2017

Really loved this course, easy to understand with good videos!

By Sheela D

Feb 8, 2021

Informative, would like to see additional people interviewed.

By Vaidevi C C

Jun 30, 2020

I have learnt many things regarding health due to this course

By Sujatha s K

Jun 16, 2020

very informative and useful course for all nutrition students

By britney c

May 3, 2020

es bastante completo para empezar en el mundo de la nutricion

By Vanessa F

Aug 7, 2017

A good introduction if you have no or little prior knowledge.

By Andrea H

Feb 15, 2016

Fun & easy introduction to basic concepts in Food and Health.

By Zayra P

Jan 19, 2016

Awesome, very short though. A lot shorter than the first one.

By Laurence W

Feb 14, 2021

Just as per the title- great introduction to food and health

By L R

Mar 16, 2021

Great information! Love the recipe ideas at end of course!!

By Joana P

Apr 7, 2020

Very helpful to understand the basics of food in out health

By Joshua L K

Sep 7, 2017

Very simple, easy to understand basics course for nutrition

By zareen n m

Jul 16, 2017

this course is very interesting and easily to be understand

By Steve L

May 3, 2016

Easy to understand and do learned something in the courses.

By kaylyn f

Apr 8, 2020

A good basis for complete beginners but not very in-depth.

By Naitry D

Aug 31, 2019

Best course about food. Please bring more of such courses.

By Leyla S

Aug 24, 2018

Muy interesante para entender cómo funcionan los alimentos


Mar 7, 2018

gained a lot about making right food choices and much more

By Maria M

Jun 4, 2017

I would be happy if it was more detailed and professional.

By Sophie G

Feb 9, 2021

Very easy course but very well explained and presented :)

By Olubisi O

Jan 10, 2021

Had a lot to learn about the right food options to go for

By Christine S

Oct 28, 2020

Good basic knowledge to help set you on the right course.

By 许

Mar 16, 2016

Good introduction to the food and very easy to understand

By Pia M

Feb 14, 2021

very good , but i would had more science into the videos

By Julia M

Feb 9, 2021

This is a great very introductory course. I enjoyed it.