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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

NP
Aug 22, 2021

Very informative! Thanks for having this course free so that more people who are starting to learn about eating properply (like me) will be able to get access to authentic and legit lessons on food ;)

NK
Feb 24, 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.

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By Lynn J

Jan 23, 2018

This was a very basic course. I did enjoy the way the content was presented with casual convers

By Raphael N

May 8, 2021

Simple and clear. Mostly basic common knowledge with some beginners tips.

Preaching moderation.

By michela c

Nov 27, 2019

I was expecting a deeper lecture about, but was good to initiate the studies about nutrients.

By Vita V

Jul 12, 2017

Для тех кто хоть иногда готовит и немного интересуется тем что он ест, курс полезен не будет.

By Alexandra L

Feb 19, 2016

Beautifully executed and fun to hear Michael Pollen speak, but sooooo easy. Too easy, really.

By Adriana N D

Aug 28, 2020

Useful info but very basic, this course is not for people who are already reasonably healthy

By Georgia V

May 7, 2019

it could be more extensive and not so rushed. the recipes at the end were a nice surprise :)

By Asal o

Apr 22, 2021

Very useful information, though the class was a bit slow and not as detailed as I expected.

By kathleen q

Nov 16, 2020

Very basic - seems as though this info is well known. Not much new or original material.

By Eduardo F P

Mar 6, 2018

Es un curso bastante básico pero útil para personas que se inician en temas nutricionales

By Anastasia

Aug 10, 2017

I would say, the course is far too introductory. The recipes are really good! Thank you!

By Paolo A

Jan 22, 2016

Way too basic. Only useful to people living in the US having extremely unbalanced diets.

By pallavi s

Apr 25, 2020

More detailed content should have been covered. Many important topics were not covered.

By Soumya A

Oct 6, 2019

The course should have touched upon micro nutrients too, it feels incomplete as of now.

By ZiLin C

Jan 29, 2021

I liked the interviews with Mr. Pollan. However, I did not learn much from the course.

By Rui d S

Jun 22, 2017

Good for non-professional people in the nutrition area. Super easy and understandable.

By A A

Jan 31, 2020

Pretty basic information. Good for someone with absolutely no knowledge of nutrition.

By Alena S

Jun 14, 2018

Short and colourful. Good for beginners. And it has interesting videos of recipes)

By Salma E

Mar 6, 2017

A very nice warming session that stirs awareness into food, nutrition and health.

By Weili H

Jun 10, 2017

It is way too easy and too much of the course has been based on common knowledge

By Swede C

May 19, 2016

I was hoping for something a little more scientific and a little less home-ec-y.

By Laura N G

Jun 16, 2021

Está bastante bien si no tienes conocimientos de nutrición pues es muy general.

By Santi G

Oct 25, 2020

Creo que es un curso interesante pero se debería de profundizar más en el tema.

By V. D K

Feb 19, 2020

Would have liked more with the MD's perspective on food, health and nutrition.

By MARION M

Sep 16, 2021

Nice course. Mostly common sense information if you are already health-aware.