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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


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.


Aug 26, 2019

Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!

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By Marcello S

Jun 19, 2016

Good content but extremely basic

By Sariyya S

Jun 8, 2019

very informative for beginners

By Janet L

Jun 21, 2016

good stuff, but a bit preachy

By Haley S

Apr 7, 2020

Good very basic information.

By Luís F d C F

Sep 26, 2016

Achei um tanto superficial

By susmita s

May 15, 2021

could be more informative

By Ankit K

Apr 6, 2020

Not available certificate

By Yiannis K

Jan 14, 2020

I expected to learn more.

By Kristiana D

Sep 19, 2021

The course is very basic

By Noor B

Sep 25, 2016

Good for healthy living

By Sejal H

May 5, 2020

It was a basic course

By sarah d

Jul 21, 2016

basic but interesting

By Asmaa T

Aug 10, 2019

Needs more content/

By Dusica B

Aug 27, 2021

Only for beginners

By Tabitha H

Jul 8, 2020

Covers the basics.

By Maria F G G R

Oct 21, 2019

Very basic stuff

By Hans W

Sep 6, 2017

it was alright

By Jotsna I

Mar 5, 2016

Not much depth

By Jo s b c

Sep 18, 2021

useful tips!

By Brenda S

Apr 1, 2022

simple info

By Inna G

Jan 31, 2022

Very simple

By Silvia G

Apr 15, 2021

thank you !

By H B

May 24, 2021

too simple

By María T B

Sep 24, 2020

Muy basico