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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 22, 2021

Love how Maya presented the course and I especially love the cooking sessions featuring her cute kids. I am looking forward to reading her book or if she has any YT account featuring more home cooking


Aug 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)

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By Geoff W

Jan 26, 2016

Great introduction to real food, cooking, and healthy living. Michael Pollan interviews are great.

By Michelle H

Jan 24, 2016

Thanks for keeping the videos short, as to not have to deal long loading/buffering/streaming time.

By Daniela O

Jun 24, 2022

This course gave me the oportunity of learn how to take care of my health by eating in a good way

By Karina P T

May 18, 2022

Excelente curso de introducción me he terminado de enamorar de la nutrición. Maya es un referente

By Gao Y

Apr 29, 2022

It is really good course. It gave me a new perspective on how to eat well and healthy. Thank you!

By Kai K

Feb 15, 2022

Very concise, great speakers and graphics, would definitely take future courses by this provider.

By Jannet M F G

Jan 9, 2022

El curso me pareció excelente. Me hace razonar sobre la forma de elegir la forma de alimentarnos.

By Farhadur R

Dec 22, 2021

I've learned a lot about food and its nutrition, and special thanks to my teacher miss Maya Adam.

By Polett A V B

Aug 29, 2021

es un curso la verdad muy ueno que te explica adetalle todo lo que tiene que ver con la nutrición

By Monica C C

May 18, 2021

i really learned a lot, coursera helps the students to know more. it expand the minds of students

By Jeanty D

May 9, 2021

There were concepts here that I did not only learn, but was able to use in my daily life to grow.

By Abigail A

Nov 24, 2020

The lessons are thought provoking and challenge you to eat healthy. They have enough details too.

By Luiza F

Jul 7, 2020

Curso maravilhoso. Gratidão pela oportunidade de adquirir conhecimento sobre o conteúdo abordado.

By Fatema A F

Jun 18, 2020

Essential basic information about food and health delivered with conciseness. I appreciated that.

By D G

Jun 3, 2020

Es un curso que tiene una buena introducción al tema, y que deja la sensación de querer saber más

By Christina A d R H R

May 16, 2020

Contenido puntual y esencial para iniciarse en el mundo de la nutrición y alimentación saludable.

By Hitesh N

May 15, 2020

Excellent course!

Short and to the point, makes it very effective.

Thank you Coursera and Dr Adams.


May 5, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. Its really helpful towards our life to make a habbit to eat healthy

By Constanza A Q S

Apr 3, 2020

Buen curso para iniciarse en la nutrición, me gustaría que existiese una parte dos para el curso.

By Jorge A R M

Oct 9, 2019

It's an interesting, educating course about a fundamental issue for everyone: how to eat healthy.

By Giovanny P

May 29, 2019

Very easy to understand, and packed of all essential knowledge for starting a healthy life style.

By Oksana M

Oct 8, 2018

A great course to take to help all family and friends and gain knowledge for eat good and healthy

By Priscila M

Feb 22, 2018

Muy buen curso lo recomiendo, saben tanto y ayudan a los demás a aprender también, una bendicion.

By Sujit K N

May 3, 2017

This course is awesome to learn about food and health for human body. Very Familiar of Maya Adam.

By Petar T

Nov 9, 2016

really informative, nice interface with the lecturer and nice co-lecturing by the second lecturer