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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.


Feb 24, 2019

It was very informative course. It could have more quizzes and assignments. The way things were explained in the course was quiet interesting. Keep it up!! course. I really like this way of education.

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By Kim

Jan 28, 2020

Well constructed class. Enjoyed the format and the information presented was very helpful.

By Manuela

Jan 14, 2020

Great information. Made me really think about the way i eat and how i am feeding my family.

By Mariana G

Nov 25, 2019

Absolutamente entretenido e informativo, fácil de entender e implementar en la vida diaria!

By Eugenia P G

Nov 17, 2019

The course was an educative and eye opening one am grateful for this wonderful opportunity.

By Fatema A

Oct 20, 2019

Loved the course , not too heavy for a university student to take with her other courses !!

By Beatriz V R

Jul 29, 2019

An amazing course with lots of information to increase our knowledge about food and health.

By Однокоз Е А

Jun 21, 2019

Курс очень помог при расставлении правильных аспектов в питании. Благодарю всех создателей!

By Дмитриева А Б

Jul 6, 2018

Очень хороший курс.Собранно все самое необходимое,слушать и понимать легко.Спасибо большое.

By Pradeep K V

Jul 4, 2018

Got a basic idea about how to prepare my meals. The course is very short and very useful :)

By Juan H M R

Jun 18, 2018

its excellent , information, videos, ilustrations, everything is perfect!, congratulations.

By Floriberto C R

Feb 14, 2018

Vídeos muy ilustrativos, información clara. Excelente.

La Dra. Maya con muy buena presencia.

By Jennifer N

Oct 17, 2017

Very informative. I took a lot of notes that I will use in my day to day life. Thank you.

By John O

Mar 17, 2016

Wonderfully simple and sensible take on how our food relates to our health. Well produced.

By Mamta

May 20, 2022

It's simple and a great course for people who wants to learn the basics of healthy eating.

By Jônatas P

May 2, 2022

Easy to follow and very practical! Inspired me to have a healthy lifestyle and eat better.

By Bridget B

Apr 20, 2022

Very informational. I have a better understaning of what and how to eat nutritional foods.

By Huong N

Feb 24, 2022

​easy to follow and really helpful for people who don't know where to start eating healthy

By Dutch G

Nov 17, 2021

Excellent information made easy to understand. professor was knowledgeable and personable.

By Yusaira F

Jun 19, 2021

this course helps me to clear my views regarding certain nutrition terms.It quite helpful.

By Lize L

Feb 17, 2021

Excellent introductory course. It Will be great for all high-school-aged children as well.

By Shannon

Jan 12, 2021

Helpful. Would also like more information on reading and understanding nutritional labels.


Nov 18, 2020

Very nice .Elaborate .Can be easily understood even by a non medical person .

Dr Medha oak

By Michelle N K C

Sep 29, 2020

I enjoyed the course. It has taught me to eat for health and not just satisfy my cravings.

By Rebecca C

Jul 2, 2020

I really enjoyed this class! Highly recommend! The material is well taught and beneficial!