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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 Ni M S

Feb 4, 2023

I am very happy and enjoy learning in this course. I wish I will enroll more subjects this year.

By neslisim

May 2, 2022

A very useful course. It helped shape my perspective while cooking, eating and grocery shopping.

By Harlan A

Dec 27, 2021

I enjoyed listening to the profosser as she was educated, lively, and had a enthusiastic voice.

By Letitia B

Oct 13, 2021

Provides an excellent all-round knowledge on the do's and don't of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

By Camila V S

Oct 1, 2021

Very nice course with a clear explanation and a lot of extra contents. I felt it really helpful!

By Виктория Г

May 28, 2021

Легкий курс, особо новой информации нет, но для небольшой структурности в голове - просто супер!

By Candice H

Apr 20, 2021

So informative and helpful to someone who has struggle to understand her relationship with food.

By mitchell b

Jan 15, 2021

short, sweet, informative, practical knowledge. Good job course creators thankyou for your work.

By Liya E S

Oct 29, 2020

The course was a real opportunity to improve my knowledge as well as my diet. Thank you so much.

By Arun M

Oct 11, 2020

The course provided me the valuable information regarding shopping, cooking and eating behavior.

By Lynn N

Sep 28, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the course content and learned a great deal of useful, healthy information!

By Vidya

Aug 20, 2020

It was a wonderful Learning experience. Very easy to understand with very relevant information.

By Niva D

Jul 29, 2020

It's been a wonderful experience. Gained knowledge a lot about food and healthy choices to make.

By Daniele V

Jul 15, 2020

I've learned so many things in such a short time. A very effective course for sure. Thank you :)

By Vrinda S

Jul 5, 2020

I learnt a lot about the basic eating habiits one should improve to lead a healthy and fit life.

By Natalia C

May 22, 2020

Un curso para las personas que quieren aprender de cero, interesante, completo y bien explicado.

By Carlos F M i

May 16, 2020


By Екатерина В К

May 6, 2020

It was my first course on Coursera. I'm so grateful to the lecturer! Liked the course veru much!

By Natalie P

Apr 25, 2020

I loved this course. I found it easy to follow and very interesting. Would definitely recommend.

By Lisa H

Apr 16, 2020

Loved it. Easy to follow, informative, loved that I can follow the writing instead of listening.

By Eric L

Feb 23, 2020

I got a wider and right concepts to select, arrange, cook, buy, eat the food in a wisely manner.

By Farangis G

Nov 15, 2019

Великолепный курс! Спасибо огромное за доступность и емкость. Великолепное изложение информации.

By Kristin K

Oct 24, 2019

Wonderful course! Learned a lot from Dr. Maya. Looking forward to trying the delicious recipes.

By Maria b

Jul 31, 2019

This course was very helpful, for me and my family that I decided to continue with other courses

By Rahul M P

Jul 14, 2019

Really important in this modern age of processed foods and obscure natural, healthy grown foods.