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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!


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 Jiawei D

Aug 19, 2018

The course is easy understanding, but really down to earth and tightly connected to our real life.


Aug 20, 2018

This course is really helpful.It provides all the information that a person needs to know about the food

By Olga K

Sep 16, 2018

Maya is a great lecturer. Really motivating course.

By Peng D

Sep 17, 2018

Very short and helpful!

By Tania V L

Sep 17, 2018

Excellent course and very informative. All the information was clear and precise. Maya was an excellent teacher, and when she shared about her lifestyle and her children it gave to the course a touch of empathy and credibility. I definitely recommend this course.

By Februadi B

Sep 19, 2018

I am very enjoyed this course, thank you very much

By Niroshan G

Sep 18, 2018

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to improve their eating habits in a healthy way.

By Steven L

Sep 19, 2018

Great course! good to learn from food perspective and really practical and easy to understand. And so sweet to provide some recipes in the end. Cheers!

By Nikita K

Sep 23, 2018

This course isn't that much of a "course" where you need to study and work a lot, but more of an interactive guide to how we can improve our day-to-day approach to eating and preparing food. For me, many of the things outlined during the course were eye-opening. I've already started applying some of the ideas in real life e.g. substituting processed foods with the natural equivalents, started cooking at home more often. I really loved how the concepts were described in this course - in a comprehensible and actionable way. I will now try to dig deeper some of the topics like nutrients, calories consumption to balance my diet considering that I'm also doing sports. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants treat eating consciously and not as some routine stuff.

By Kalpana A

Sep 26, 2018

In my views this course is magnificent and everyone

By Ashlene P

Sep 24, 2018

The course was simple and understandable. After completing this, my knowledge on food and nutriention has increased. I have learnt to appreciate unprocessed food and try and look for ways i can create a hea

By Aleksandar J

Sep 27, 2018

Nice little course, full of practical information

By Tamara K G

Sep 28, 2018

I would like a part 2. I love the way you kept it simple and very easy to incorporate these ideas into life

By Thaina S d O

Sep 28, 2018


By Andrey T

Sep 27, 2018

Really interesting and helpful course. It gave me new skills to explain patients basics of proper nutrition.

By 顾可飞

Sep 28, 2018

I learned very much

By Jo K

Sep 30, 2018

Full of eye-opening and helpful information presented in a clear, positive way. I've already changed my eating and shopping habits for the better with very little effort and the video recipes are wonderful. I hope Maya has a YouTube channel or something! Thanks for a fantastic course.


Sep 30, 2018

Felicidades por el curso

de gran aporte para la educación nutricional

Gracias por la traducción en español

Dios los bendiga

By Egwari L N

Sep 10, 2018


By duygu

Oct 03, 2018

I really enjoyed the course .It is very easy to follow and understand . Thank you

By Bhargav S

Oct 04, 2018

Absolutely Amazing. I was amazed and learnt a lot many new things which would help me in my daily life.


Oct 04, 2018

great course, very educative

By chandrima r

Oct 05, 2018

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