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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7x1aaZ03xU...

Top reviews

NK

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.

CS

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!

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By Hemant C

Jun 06, 2016

I expected little more in terms of how to structure food habits and diets

By Charis M

Jun 08, 2020

It was easier than I thought it would be. Not very mentally challenging.

By Ashley I F G

May 01, 2020

This course teach you about thing most people know but simply ignore.

By Tushar P

May 03, 2020

Very basic course in nutrition. But yes. Good for the info provided

By Ravleen

Jun 06, 2018

it's an amazing self awareness course with the best week 5 module.

By Giannina T

Jul 14, 2019

Every human must know and practice what you learn in this course.

By Denise D

Apr 24, 2020

Not sure what the "expert" from UC Berkeley had for credentials?

By yaser m a

Oct 05, 2017

an excellent course a simple way....lot of important information

By Davide G

Apr 14, 2020

Too basic, no slides, no science at all.

I like Pollan, anyway.

By Jillian L K

Feb 19, 2020

Good course, Just not as informative as I thought it would be.

By Kaylee V

Jun 07, 2017

Good introduction if you do not know much about healthy eating

By Maxine L T

Jun 02, 2020

General knowledge which other universities have also provided

By muffinator

Jan 20, 2016

Helpful ideas, but could use some more practical suggestions.

By Maria E

Aug 29, 2018

Too basic, I expected a more scientific class from Stanford.

By Fernando D

Oct 18, 2016

I enjoyed the course but quite frankly, it was very basic.

By Juan J M

Oct 23, 2019

Dynamic and complete but some topics were a little basic

By Katharina S

Mar 04, 2018

Nice Course, I enjoyed it. But only very basic knowledge

By Mamr980725ria f r

May 18, 2020

very basic for someone who wants to become a dietitian

By Copelia A

Jun 20, 2016

Está muy básico. Esperaba recetas saludables al final.

By Shamin B

Feb 05, 2018

Interesting but beginner level. Not very challenging.

By Fiona H

Sep 30, 2017

This course was much like a public education program.

By Luka O

Apr 12, 2017

I feel like it was rather short and not too detailed

By Carolina G d S C

Dec 23, 2016

The course should focus more in health professionals

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Sep 19, 2017

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By Sarah S

Jan 26, 2016

more scientific evidence would have been useful