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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.


Aug 07, 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 Ranganathan P

Jun 08, 2019

Good, practical introductory course

By Aparna G

Feb 25, 2019

quick & very informative. worth it

By Fran

Aug 08, 2016

Informative and thought provoking.

By Gina A M

May 01, 2018

very good and informative course.

By Prachi K J

Sep 04, 2017

A good way to get into nutrition!

By Sarah G

Jun 14, 2016

Informative & easy to understand.

By thakiyudheen t

Sep 22, 2020

Fantastic presentation.Thank You

By Phebe A

Jun 03, 2020

good for overview nutrition info

By Fahad Z

May 14, 2020

Good basics for food and health.

By Ahmed A P

Apr 11, 2020

buen curso pero demasiado básico

By Patrick S

Apr 17, 2018

Very informative but very basic.

By Fion S

Sep 13, 2017

i really like the cooking video!

By Mohanapriya.k

Sep 26, 2020

It was very informative course.


Apr 15, 2020

Good Course,Real life Examples.

By Ting S

Jun 21, 2016

Straightforward and easygoing!

By David M B M

Sep 12, 2020

is a good course but is short

By Stephen M

Jun 17, 2020

Good intro to food and health

By Daniela S

Mar 13, 2020

Very interesting and helpful.

By Amy F

May 15, 2019

I recommend for the beginner.

By Katerina I

Jul 10, 2017

Quite basic, but good course.

By Kristel B

Jun 14, 2017

Nice course but pretty basic.

By Eva G C S

Dec 09, 2016

Buen curso con datos básicos.

By Petr

Feb 20, 2016

Fundamental, but pretty good!

By Jozef Z

Feb 09, 2016

Amazing content for beginners