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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


Oct 7, 2021

this course changed my view on healthy eating and also instilled healthy cooking habits in me! I absolutely oved the simple , delicious and healthy recipes! definitely trying them out ! Thank you Maya


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 Deborah R

Nov 19, 2020

I liked the course, thank you very much. I`m just surprised to see that you use sugar in your meals.

By Soni

Jun 12, 2020

This gave us a lot of knowledge about nutrition and about the diet plan, how can we make a diet plan.

By Alka k

Apr 19, 2020

Its really amazing , gave a new look to the food we eat and the importance of dietary maintained food

By pınar a p

Feb 11, 2020

it is enough for an introduction level, I would like to have more detailed courses about this subject

By leo

Jun 6, 2017

very good course,

i wish it also explained how diets should differ if you are very physically active.

By Patrice L C W

Dec 18, 2016

I found the information useful, good introductory course. However, not as challenging as I had hoped.

By Joris P

Feb 23, 2016

the start has a steap learning curve but starts to flatten from the second week. Learned a lot though

By Fatimo A

Feb 22, 2016

I liked everything about this course, from the presentation, to the method of teaching. It was great.

By Nabajit B

Jan 8, 2022

Helpful. Got to know lots of things through this course about food. Recommended course for everyone.

By Konnie L

Nov 19, 2020

I think it is way too easy and basic. But it's still a good reminder as it confirms of what I know.

By Nina M

Feb 24, 2016

This course was taught well, loved the videos, it was a bit basic but did serve as a great overview.

By Sara M

Jan 13, 2020

The information and guidance to better eating was wonderful, but I wish there was even more detail.

By Joshua D

Jan 22, 2016

I don't know what I expected. This course was quite pedestrian, but it *is* an introductory course.

By Manvi T

Jan 10, 2022

this course helps in understanding the basics of nutrition in simple way with help of short videos

By Tiffany V S

Jan 8, 2018

great if you literally know nothing about food. it will really give you a lot of food for thought.

By Elsa M

Nov 22, 2016

Basic but you still learn a lot ! Loved the way it was put together... Really entertaining course.

By Misty H

Feb 15, 2016

Good info, maybe a bit basic. Would love a more in depth follow up.

Thanks for all your hard work.

By Мустафа Б

Jan 5, 2021

This course is very interesting, usefull. But some information that was discussed I known before.

By Darsa K V

Apr 7, 2019

this course give us knowledge on how important is to check the nutritional value of food we eat.

By Alin G

Jun 9, 2017

Essential Information and Principles to Strengthen Healthy Eating.

Thank you, you're a great team

By Elisabetta S

Jul 19, 2022

An interesting introduction to .food and health. Has stimulated my desire to continue studying.

By Kuo K

Aug 1, 2020

It is informing, and very easy to learn for those who just begin to be interested in this field.

By jessica c c

May 9, 2016

Muy bien curso, me gustaría que implementaran mas cursos como éste. Gracias por el conocimiento.

By Kendrick C

May 16, 2022

Likely useful for beginners who have not yet had a health class within the last 10 or so years!

By charan r

Jul 9, 2019

it was good and learned many things related to food and health. on the whole it was good and ok