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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


Jan 18, 2021

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.


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 Kendrick C

May 16, 2022

Likely useful for beginners who have not yet had a health class within the last 10 or so years!

By charan r

Jul 9, 2019

it was good and learned many things related to food and health. on the whole it was good and ok

By Azahara R D

Sep 3, 2018

It is a basic course that introduces you to a healthy diet and important concepts related to it

By Lourdes C

Jul 15, 2018

This class was great! Wish it was a bit longer and more in depth on some of the topics covered.

By Lauren C

Dec 5, 2017

Great information for beginners and an easy refresher for already health-conscious individuals.

By Rula A J

Jun 5, 2016

i have some information i dont before know what it means so i am very happey to got this course

By Nesredin A M

Aug 19, 2021

I have found the course very interesting and gave me wide understanding about food and health.

By Omar B

Aug 7, 2021

Iit was so nice course, but i thought it may covers different and more new challenging videos.

By Roberta B

Aug 8, 2020

While a little simplistic at times, it is a good introduction to the topic of food and health.

By Stephanie M

May 19, 2017

Good refresher for those who already are familiar with common sense eating and Michael Pollan.

By Sandra L

May 24, 2016

Interesting and engaging. My only con is that a few pieces of the information was out-of-date.

By Tarun j

Jul 7, 2019

Awesome course to learn about food behaviors and how to maintain good health for a long term.

By Alma A

Jun 18, 2019

Muy buena información, los ponentes lograron mi total atención y ganas de seguir aprendiendo.

By Melissa M

Jul 19, 2017

Very well put together course but somewhat basic. A lot of the information was common sense.


Jun 28, 2021

Muy buen curso explica un panorama más claro sobre la alimentación y como mejorar el consumo

By Evelyn C

Apr 8, 2021

Good intro course. Being a Stanford material, it could have been a little bit more in-depth.

By Cristóbal M

Jan 12, 2021

Basic Nutrition information everyone should know. I really recommend this course for anyone.

By Aakriti S

Sep 19, 2018

Good course for beginners but not what I was looking for. I wanted an advanced level course.

By Lucile B

Jun 27, 2017

Relativement court, 'aurais aimé plus d'informations sur la composition de repas équilibrés.

By Samy A k

Aug 24, 2016

A really comprehensive and complete course to a "back to basics" on our essential needs ! :)

By Takha

Mar 20, 2022

IT is a great light course on human diet that provides with basic yet important information

By Apurba R M

Apr 14, 2021

Well thought out course. Wonderful presentation and easily understandable course materials.

By Anete l

May 6, 2020

It's a quick course that gives you great first insight to food and it's relation to health.