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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 parvathy m j

Apr 16, 2020

It was very beneficial to understand various health steps and directions.

By Akansha S

Apr 8, 2020

thankyou very much for this course. it was highly detailed and beneficial

By D P

Feb 19, 2020

Easy, helpful, to the point.

Great cooking classes at the end!

Thank you.


Feb 16, 2020

This is very educational and helpful in achieving to improve eating habts

By Sitora M

Jan 23, 2020

Really informative and easy-to-follow course! Would recommend to everyone

By David T

Aug 26, 2019

Excellent, well put together, informative and enjoyable at the same time.

By MD. M U C

Jul 20, 2019

I liked the course. It´s really very interesting & well organized course.

By Carliati B

Mar 4, 2019

Very informative and useful in dietary requirements for meals and health.

By chandrima r

Oct 5, 2018

this course will really help me to make some healthy meal for my family..

By petreuse e

Aug 29, 2018

This course was fun and interactive. The material was easy to comprehend.

By Donna C

Jun 28, 2018

This information was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. Well done

By 金伊恩

Mar 21, 2018

Very nice course which help me to understand well about food an nutrition

By Christophe T

Mar 17, 2018

Great course, dynamic and so interesting. Thumbs up. Thank you very much.

By Ankur N

Mar 5, 2017

A simple, yet effective course nonetheless can deliver a powerful impact.

By Flora L

Feb 4, 2017

Very informing and practical. Helpful even for a Food Science major grad.

By Anari E D

Sep 29, 2016

Interesting course. I really enjoy it. Thank you for all the information.

By Jasmine H

Mar 15, 2016

I really enjoy taking courses on this site. Very helpful and educational.

By Clarice d O H

Feb 20, 2016

Very good! Everybody should see this course and try to get a better diet.

By Minawar S

Sep 13, 2021

Great and important subject made simple, easy and entertaining to learn!

By Olena M

May 4, 2021

Great for American Culture to understand the basics of the healthy diet.

By Chiraz H

Apr 19, 2021

loved this course with lots of information about healthy food and habits

By Debora A

Mar 9, 2021

Great Introduction to Nutrition and Food. Would definitely recommend it.

By Jane A

Feb 15, 2021

easy to understand and focused on healthy wholesome food eating patterns

By Chloé B F

Jan 22, 2021

Very nice ! I really enjoyed this short course, I really recommend it :)