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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

Jun 21, 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!

Sep 30, 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.

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By Tatyana B

Jan 1, 2018

I like the concise context with clear explanation

By agent 0

Jan 25, 2021

much more in depth into concepts will be welcome

By Porsche A

Aug 30, 2019

Very basic information, but informative and fun.

By Koh Y T

Jun 8, 2016

insightful introduction to health and nutrition.

By Конева А В

Feb 3, 2021

Очень много воды, по существу почти ничего нет.

By Farrah

May 6, 2020

Very basic but still informative and up to date

By Manon M

Apr 10, 2020

Good course, but could have been more in depth.

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 Althea J

Jun 11, 2020

Great insight into our relationship with food.

By Miguel V Q

Jul 10, 2016

Good introduction! I wish it was deeper though

By Michelle R

May 4, 2016

Very useful course for newcomers to nutrition!

By Conspire M

Jun 28, 2019

detailed course delivery and very informative

By Lucas v d M

Mar 5, 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 13, 2017

Very useful for both academic and daily lives

By Marie S

Jan 7, 2017

Nice course to get started on Food and Health

By Beth D

Mar 7, 2016

A good basic review of healthy eating habits.

By Víctor H C G

May 26, 2018

A nice review of good eating for good healte

By Amanda G

Mar 15, 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!