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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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Aug 12, 2021

It was so understandable! I love how they explained it and make it easy

By Madisyn M

Jul 16, 2021

W​onderfully strutured course! I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone!

By Uma K

Jul 16, 2021

Good one. My knowledge and approach towards food is changing. Thank you

By Ang Q H

Jun 10, 2021

Great course! Videos were bite-sized and easy to understand! Thank you!

By Josefina F

Mar 15, 2021

Loved the suggestions and learned a lot from the label reading section.

By sosorburam

Feb 20, 2021

Good class and very useful tips that I can adopt to my every day lives.

By Carolina O P

Feb 12, 2021

excellent input, looking forward to get to learn more on other courses.

By Vicky F

Nov 16, 2020

Very good approach, easy to understand and the instructor is wonderful.

By Katherin L

Sep 22, 2020

Me encanto el curso, y aprendí mucho de como llevar una vida saludable.

By Karl K K

Jun 24, 2020

I really enjoyed the content. It was well organized and easy to follow.

By Spandana S

May 16, 2020

Thank you so much for giving this opportunity to know more about foods.

By mechat

May 6, 2020

Highly pedagogical professor. Interesting course on substance and shape

By dhanwanti V p

Apr 10, 2020

I really liked this course, it was really simple and easy to understand

By Wendi C

Mar 24, 2020

I learned various things in this course. Hope I can eat healthier then.


Jan 17, 2020

One of the best courses I ever took. All videos are exceptionally good.

By Josafat R C

Oct 10, 2019

Excelente curso. Buenos métodos didácticos de aprendizaje y aplicación.

By Sujith 6

Jul 31, 2019

This course is really very intesresting and i learned many new things..

By Deleted A

Oct 23, 2017

Great course , short and full of important to know information. Love it

By Evaldas B

Oct 12, 2017

Very brief and acurate course about the basics of food to stay healthy.

By Daniela M S N

May 3, 2017

Ver easy to understand and in the end of course theres a nice recipes !

By Alena S

Feb 2, 2017

Very interesting information. Easy to understand to all people, I think

By Tariq A

Oct 27, 2016

One of the best courses online! very informative, engaging , and useful

By Abdullah A H A

Aug 28, 2016

A must for current outrageous lifestyle and eating habits. Informative!

By Danielle F

Jun 23, 2016

Very informational! I base my healthy diet off everything I've learned.

By Natalia C

May 28, 2016

Amazing course that is useful for everyone! I learned a lot. Thank you!