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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


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.


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.

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May 13, 2020

Es muy sencillo pero con conceptos claros y utiles

By Deleted A

Oct 1, 2019

Very Informative and great addition of the recipes

By Sam H

Feb 1, 2018

Really enjoyed the videos. Would have loved more.

By Daniel V

Jun 6, 2017

I think good course, A lot of useful informations.


Mar 12, 2017

A very succinct, informative and pragmatic course!

By Reita K

Mar 23, 2020

Basic introduction. Good for general information.

By Gabriela G

Oct 13, 2018

Interesting but to basic for someone of the field

By Venkata C D

Jun 23, 2022


By Смык А А

Jun 1, 2022

​I have learned food is the base for good health

By 曾明安

Jun 22, 2021

it let me know choice food and how to eat health

By agent 0

Jan 25, 2021

much more in depth into concepts will be welcome

By Porsche A

Aug 30, 2019

Very basic information, but informative and fun.

By Koh Y T

Jun 8, 2016

insightful introduction to health and nutrition.

By Конева А В

Feb 3, 2021

Очень много воды, по существу почти ничего нет.

By Farrah

May 6, 2020

Very basic but still informative and up to date

By Manon M

Apr 10, 2020

Good course, but could have been more in depth.

By louise ö

May 23, 2019

Good for basic but bias to ameria way of living

By Mahmoud S

Feb 12, 2018

Informative to an extent . needs more details .

By Shiza A

Aug 16, 2017

well organized and adequate flow of information

By Moh A

Jul 17, 2017

Very helpful, yet somehow lacking more content.

By Mehtap D

May 23, 2022

Thank you, I learned about portion arrangement

By Althea J

Jun 11, 2020

Great insight into our relationship with food.

By Miguel V Q

Jul 10, 2016

Good introduction! I wish it was deeper though

By Michelle R

May 4, 2016

Very useful course for newcomers to nutrition!