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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


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.

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By Jann L S

Mar 11, 2020

I loved it! I didn't want it to end and wished there were more to learn from the instructor.

By Carlo C T

Jun 8, 2019

Great introduction, indeed! Very well structured and so easy to understand, very applicable.

By Marie-Hélène R

Sep 16, 2017

I enjoyed the no-nonsense and sensible advice, simple to understand and implement every day.

By Dirk T

Aug 26, 2017

Great content, well organized and learn ways I could use everyday to improve healthy habits.

By Claudia E B G

Aug 8, 2017

very educational. im a nutritionist and i reccomend this course to my patients and colegues.

By Francois R

Jul 10, 2017

Amzing course, very informative and a absolute must for anyone interested in food nutrition.

By Adela P

Jan 3, 2017

Very easy to follow. The course offers many tips you may easily apply in your everyday life.

By Thomas F

Dec 1, 2016

Short, high-level presentation about the topic. Videos and sound are of a very good quality.

By Amir B

May 7, 2022

I had so much fun and learned a lot of new and important things. Thanks and all the support

By Pavlina K

Feb 7, 2022

Excellent material, excellent lessons, excellent ability to explain more complex relations!

By Esther C

Nov 24, 2021


By Faldie S

Oct 20, 2021

A​ concise course that gets a lot of valuable information succinctly across to the student.

By Abdul R

Aug 31, 2021

basic codes and principals when it comes to diet and also enjoying life while being healthy

By Roswitha G

Aug 20, 2021

Very clear and concise instruction. Easy to follow and understandable and enjoyable. 5 star

By Ujwala

Mar 19, 2021

Awesome awesome Course,enjoyed Maya Adams presentation as well as her simple cooking videos

By Leslie B

Mar 17, 2021

I think this is a basic course and I learned a lot. I would like to see an advanced course.

By Joseph L

Jan 14, 2021

Very helpful and informative. Thank you also for getting Dr. Pollen on this course as well.

By Magali L

Sep 28, 2020

Excelente curso, he aprendido muchas cosas. Lo recomiendo completamente. Muy bien explicado

By Dharanirajavel

Sep 25, 2020

Very useful course. I am very interest to learn this course. Thanks for Stanford university

By Angel

Jun 24, 2020

Very informative I’ve learned a lot I didn’t know about food how to even have to prepare it

By İlayda D

Jun 15, 2020

It was a fun course. Videos are short and easy-following. I learned so many things. Thanks!


Jun 1, 2020

If you want to be healthy and fit, than you must learn some tips from here. Thanks Maya mam

By Elisa v J

Apr 24, 2020

Excelente curso, aprendí demasiado, es muy entretenido y muy aplicable a la vida cotidiana.

By Cristobal D H

Apr 7, 2020

Mainly basics, but still important to have in mind and apply in every day life. Thank you!!

By Tracy L J

Mar 23, 2020

Thank you, Professor Maya, for such simple yet complete information. The recipes are great!