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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


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!


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

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By Olga M

Feb 1, 2016

A very inspiring course confirming the conclusions made on basis of my own life experience. Thanks!

By Leah S

Dec 20, 2022

i ready like the class make me want to go study more that you quiz 3 times to information you need

By Laura M

Nov 5, 2022

This is the first course I completed. I enjoyed the quick videos. The content was easy to grasp.

By Windy S

Jan 2, 2022

This course really helped me in my studies and added a new knowledge in food and health. Thank you

By Uliandro S

Nov 3, 2021

De forma clara e pragmática os conhecimentos sobre alimentação consciente é apresentado. muito bom


May 10, 2021

Excellent course delivery. Valuable and practical information. Interesting and informative. Thanks

By Berfin A

Dec 30, 2020

This was my first ever Coursera course. It was enjoyable and great to start online course consept.

By M

Jun 16, 2020

Me encantó aprender sobre nutrición. El curso es práctico y los videos e información es muy clara.

By Jennifer D G R

Jun 13, 2020

Es un curso corto, pero puntual y enseña bastante. Nos permite tener conciencia de lo que comemos.

By Thomas N O

Jun 3, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. The two instructors gave information in an informative and fun way.

By Aileen L

May 14, 2020

Very informational. Everyone should take this course to learn how to better make decision for the


May 10, 2020

Muy clara la información, temas muy precisos que se pueden poner en practica en la vida cotidiana.


Apr 18, 2020

Excellent course! I believe everyone should do it!

Very interesting, practical and easy to follow.

By Gianna T

Apr 11, 2020

muy bien explicado, muy completo e interesante a la hora de planificar una alimentación saludable.

By Waranya A

Dec 20, 2019

This course gave me information I can now use to help myself. family and friends become healthier.

By Jonathan H

May 29, 2019

Excellent course which covers the basic info necessary for good nutritional value, some allergies.

By Zahra J

Apr 20, 2019

This course showed me how to teach my clients about nutrition in a way that no diet could explain.

By Jiawei D

Aug 18, 2018

The course is easy understanding, but really down to earth and tightly connected to our real life.

By Nguyen T D V

Feb 8, 2017

This course provide very useful information for my carrer. The lectures is friendly and attractive

By Rita O

Feb 19, 2016

A simple and great comprehensive course on human food for everybody who would like to eat healthy.

By soichiro n

Feb 1, 2016

This course was very interesting. I would like to learn more Food and Health. Thank you very much.

By Dr.Praveen A

Jan 30, 2016

It's real time learning and mind awakening topics and learning more information contained herein .

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 Michael E

Dec 31, 2022

Excellent! Clear and precisely presented information on food and its relationship to our health.