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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 Margaret w m

Oct 3, 2020

The course was great, insightful and informative to me.

By Maria E B

Sep 28, 2020

es muy interesante para ordenar la alimentaciòn diaria.

By Carolina L M

Apr 25, 2020

Eating healthy 101. Very basic but informative and fun.

By Gustavo A R S

Dec 9, 2018

It would be great if some topics were explained deeper.

By Ravi J

Mar 28, 2017

Its a very good course to cover basics on eating habits

By Oscar L R

Apr 18, 2016

Very clear and well explained, but a little too basic.

By Joseph D

Apr 26, 2020

A bit basic, but I still managed to learn quite a bit.

By Paisarn K

Apr 21, 2020

The Course is good to gain more knowledge of nutrition

By Dr P H P

Jan 20, 2018

an enriching tasty well balanced course for sure!!!:-)

By Syeda N

Feb 14, 2017

The best way to learn new courses! Thank you coursera.

By Gyan S T

Jul 10, 2020

It was short and well explained on conceptual aspects

By Zeeshan A

May 7, 2020

very good, information needed in general for our best

By celma m

Jan 18, 2019

very good but basic information, really for beginners

By Nitin B

May 29, 2016

Knowledgeableble information covered under the topic.

By Etty I

Apr 5, 2021

Love the practical and applicable course to eat well

By viviana g p

Sep 2, 2020

Me gustarían mas artículos que refuercen las recetas

By Josemaría L

Mar 3, 2018

Very good for starters! Looking foward for a part 2!

By Loreta

Aug 30, 2016

Quite good for those in need of heathy living basics

By Fabricio S

Mar 7, 2016

Very good introduction to a more healthy life style.

By Bajia b

Jun 7, 2020

todo estaba traducido al espanol menos los examenes

By Bharath

Jan 10, 2020

One of the best course to gain the right knowledge.

By Blain M

Jun 4, 2019

A good introduction, but not massively complicated.

By Mackenzie

Jun 6, 2017

pretty good program! satisfied with what I learned!

By Ross D

Mar 31, 2021

A useful course to help re-build previous learning


May 13, 2020

Es muy sencillo pero con conceptos claros y utiles