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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 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)

May 13, 2021

Really good as an introductory guide to general human nutrition. Gives great insights on cooking, planning meals and health diet habits. It's a rather short course with actually impactful information.

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By Maria_Theresa A

Aug 13, 2021

Thank you for all these information.

I profited from all that I have learned

By lawal a

May 23, 2021

i leant what i think is the basic skill for controlling my food consumption

By Mariana N B

Apr 14, 2021

Me encantó el curso, el material didáctico fue muy útil para mi aprendizaje

By nimisha n

Feb 10, 2021

Very well-curated content and videos. Easy to understand and very engaging.

By alexandra b

Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Maya is fantastic! This course is informative and enjoyable! Thank you!

By Peter J

Oct 20, 2020

Interesting and useful information about food and how it effects your body.

By manar g

Oct 19, 2020

It's a very useful course for people who care about their long term health.

By Thuy D

Aug 28, 2020

This course is very helpful for beginner or who just care for their health.

By Alejandra B

Aug 24, 2020

Excellent content, very understandable, very pedagogic. Highly recommended!

By Candice D

Apr 16, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful course complete with recipes for simple meals.

By Anamaría E

Mar 4, 2020

this course helps to find the beginning of a healthy relationship with food

By Chinenye m O

Oct 16, 2019

I enjoyed every bit of the lesson! I know so much about food Nutrition now!


Oct 2, 2019

Te muestra a conciencia realmente que es lo que consumimos en la actualidad

By F F R

Jul 6, 2019

Fantastic and informative introductory course that any beginner can follow!

By שיר ג

Apr 6, 2019

This course was vey interesting, very enjoying and learning and I loved it!

By Victoria O

Apr 3, 2019

Quality information with easy to understand and interesting teaching style.

By Ao X

Jan 2, 2019

Very nice and quick introduction. Helped a lot. It helps convince myself :D

By Abdilda Z

Dec 26, 2018

Mostly I knew before. This course has strengthened my knowledge and skills.

By Karina G V

Jun 4, 2018

Thank u so much for this great course. Very interesting and informative. :)

By Glen W

Aug 27, 2017

The videos are concise and informative. Really good refresher on nutrition.

By Daniel Z

Dec 27, 2016

I found this course to be very easy to understand and practical. Thank you!


Aug 21, 2021

really enjoyed this course bcs of their give me a information that i need.

By Miguel A O R

Aug 19, 2021

coneptos muy buenos para mejorar nuestra nutricion y el de nuetsra familia

By Cody D

Apr 21, 2021

Great practical information that can be applied for the rest of your life.

By Kathryn L

Feb 10, 2021

I liked the way it discussed an approach to evaluating what you are eating