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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 27, 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!


Oct 01, 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.

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By Lisa J

Mar 15, 2019

learned the concept of how to eat different and t


Feb 03, 2019

It was easy to complete, simple and to the point.

By Aleksandar J

Sep 27, 2018

Nice little course, full of practical information

By Amin B

Feb 22, 2018

Awesome course, very informative and entertaining

By Abdelhay M A M

Dec 03, 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable information

By saurabh j

Nov 05, 2017

Must for everyone because "You are what you eat!"

By Suha Z

Nov 20, 2016

Very helpful, it added to my knowledge. Thank you

By Hisashi I

Jun 07, 2016

I find this course very enlightening and helpful.

By André C

Mar 14, 2016

Greate course thanks for share this all knowledge

By Valentina L

Jan 20, 2016

Very interesting and simple, usfull for everybody

By Jennifer B

Sep 08, 2020

Really informative, and very easy to understand.

By yasmine j

Aug 05, 2020

course was very informative and I learned a lot.

By Montserrat p

Jul 01, 2020


By Rohit V

Jun 12, 2020

I highly recommended this course for everyone 😁

By Aakash R

May 17, 2020

very helpful in my carrer. thanks a lot coursera


May 13, 2020

Um ótimo curso, acrescentou muito na minha vida.

By Reabetswe B O

May 07, 2020

Was greatly impressed when pursuing this Course.


Apr 19, 2020

Curso bem didático e muito bom! Super recomendo,

By Christel K

Apr 16, 2020

This was a really nice course - short and sweet.

By Charvee P

Apr 08, 2020

it's a very basic and easy to understand course.

By Estelle D

Feb 23, 2020

Very easy class with a lot of useful information

By Saba Z

Aug 01, 2019

It was amazing experience to learn from Dr Maya.

By Sagar B

Feb 02, 2019

Basic and essential concepts are discussed here.

By Esraa

May 05, 2018

It was a very important course thank you so much

By Anna C

Jan 19, 2018

Informative, interactive enjoyable presentation.