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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

May 10, 2020

It was an interesting and informative, at a basis level, course. The information is easy to understand and the new gained knowledges tend to remain in your memory, due to short and interactive videos.

Aug 6, 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

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By Kaylee V

Aug 20, 2020

really enjoyed the guest speaker and the mentra

eat food

not too much

mostly plants

By Chong C H

Apr 15, 2020

A very good start in understanding food and health.......and Maya Adam is great

By Saud A

Mar 11, 2020

It is one of the best courses for those how wants to eat clean and healthy diet.

By Byron M

Feb 28, 2020

Excellent information regarding recommended portion sizes and overall nutrition.

By Vinh Đ

Aug 22, 2018

It is good but not too many details to improve my cognition. Anyway, big thanks!

By Maria R G

Nov 20, 2016

Very good course to learn the basics of nutrition and how it's related to health

By Anuj M

Jun 29, 2020

A decent course for someone who wants to know the basics of food and nutrients.

By Anna B

Aug 31, 2017

Basic but all encompassing. Great place to start learning more about nutrition.

By Jean

Nov 24, 2016

Very interesting and informative but a little hard to follow when eating alone.


May 23, 2020

Me parecio interesante, sin embargo pudieron haber añadido datos mas curiosos.

By Ashish D

Mar 27, 2019

The course is good but I expected a lot more in-depth and detailed curriculum.

By Scott C

Dec 28, 2017

I liked how it got straight to the point and was filled with realistic advice.

By Simin H

Nov 17, 2017

Key messages delivered very well but yet too basic to arouse further thinking.

By Hemanth R

Sep 10, 2017

Really helpful d out across in easy and comprehensive language. Fun experience

By Mohamed s

Mar 14, 2018

very nice and important information, i found it very helpful and educational.

By Paula P L

Dec 6, 2017

Fantastic for a basic start. I want to go deeper in knowledge about nutrients

By Afreen R

Jun 29, 2020

Motivates me to cook and eat healthier. The recipes of Week 5 are true gems!

By Enrique

Jan 18, 2019

Un curso muy interesante, los vídeos están traducidos pero los "exámenes" no

By Nanulya K

Jul 4, 2018

Хорошо подходит для начала. Даются азы диетологии. Но для работы этого мало.

By Shelly H

Feb 5, 2018

simple and fast course. nicely put together. basic information for lifestyle

By zolbayar

May 20, 2017

This videos gave me basic understandings about nutrient with systematic way.

By Mohana P .

Sep 28, 2020

Very informative and useful.I really like this way of education. Thank you!

By Lucrezia b

Apr 2, 2020

Very interesting Course but i'd love to know more in details some arguments

By Massimo M

Feb 16, 2020

Very useful, even if it sometimes tends to have a US citizen point of view.

By Bhuwan K S

Aug 5, 2019

Videos are kinda helpful and those reading stuffs did a lot of help. Thanks