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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


Feb 25, 2019

It was very informative course. It could have more quizzes and assignments. The way things were explained in the course was quiet interesting. Keep it up!! course. I really like this way of education.


Jun 22, 2018

It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!

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By Reita K

Mar 23, 2020

Basic introduction. Good for general information.

By Gabriela G

Oct 13, 2018

Interesting but to basic for someone of the field

By Tatyana B

Jan 01, 2018

I like the concise context with clear explanation

By Porsche A

Aug 30, 2019

Very basic information, but informative and fun.

By Koh Y T

Jun 08, 2016

insightful introduction to health and nutrition.

By louise ö

May 23, 2019

Good for basic but bias to ameria way of living

By Mahmoud A

Feb 12, 2018

Informative to an extent . needs more details .

By Shiza A

Aug 16, 2017

well organized and adequate flow of information

By Muhannad A

Jul 17, 2017

Very helpful, yet somehow lacking more content.

By Miguel V Q

Jul 11, 2016

Good introduction! I wish it was deeper though

By Michelle R

May 04, 2016

Very useful course for newcomers to nutrition!

By conspire

Jun 28, 2019

detailed course delivery and very informative

By Lucas v d M

Mar 05, 2018

Content is nice, but at the end way too easy.

By Heike S

Feb 26, 2018

A good course with good hints and recipes :-)

By Astri M

Nov 14, 2017

Very useful for both academic and daily lives

By Marie P

Jan 07, 2017

Nice course to get started on Food and Health

By Beth D

Mar 07, 2016

A good basic review of healthy eating habits.

By Víctor H C G

May 27, 2018

A nice review of good eating for good healte

By Amanda G

Mar 16, 2016

Informational and easy to follow! Thank you!

By Bryan K

Feb 17, 2019

Very basic stuff but I guess it's an intro.

By arwa

Apr 19, 2018

a nice short course which is very helpful ,

By Комаровская А С

Mar 22, 2017

Thank you. I learned a lot from the course!


Jun 04, 2018

very educative, interesting and insightful

By Sushanna W

Apr 28, 2018

Excellent! Very practical and informative!

By Mohamed A

May 19, 2019

There is more info that should be updates