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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 Cassiopee R

Jun 28, 2017

Share this course with people who don't know anithing (or wrong things) about nutrition :)

By Simona B

Jan 16, 2017

very good for basic information on nutrients and a great start for a healthier food choice.

By Saisri M

Sep 6, 2021

it is a very nice course for people who want to learn about issues regarding global health

By milkus

Apr 19, 2020

It is too basic, everything is super clear, but I could use more sophisticated information

By Ranjana H M

Apr 23, 2019

Its a good course. Gives you basic inputs about food and nutrition like the name suggests.

By Rudi S

Nov 27, 2018

A bit light on the real science behind recommendations, but overall a good starting point.

By Eliseo R S

Nov 7, 2017

This course was incredible, and I've learned a lot of food and Health information, thanks!

By Joycelyn F

Jul 19, 2017

this course cover some basics and things that we don't always know when it comes to health

By Amr M M E S

Jul 11, 2020

I'm very happy to take this course and i hope to find many courses like this.

Thank you :)

By Abby

Jan 25, 2019

I liked this course, but I wish it had more about macro and micro nutrients and specifics

By Dmitry K

Aug 23, 2018

While being an introduction course, I felt the contents were too basic from time to time.

By Edgar G G

Mar 5, 2018

Es un curso adecuado para conocer más sobre la dieta correcta y hacer un análisis en ello

By yuji m

Jan 9, 2022

m​ostly common sense (or maybe i already had some background on choosing the right food)

By Manmeet A

Jun 9, 2020

Very beneficial, Understood a lot about food and its types. Teachers wee super amazing .

By Amjath H A H

Jun 1, 2020

very useful course for a health practitioner, I recommend for all all family physicians

By David M N R

Mar 6, 2019

muy interesante y bueno para saber como debemos llevar una dieta acorde a nuestras vidas

By Amanda P

May 28, 2018

It was almost too basic, but it was entertaining and kept my attention. A good refresher

By Jennifer G O P

Oct 5, 2016

It had very basic information but interesting and I liked how the subject was explained.

By Mat F

Jul 15, 2016

Very helpful information for those who are trying to make healthy changes in their life.

By Laura R R C

Jul 11, 2021

me encanto que en el curso se da conciencia de la alimentación de calidad. felicidades.

By Nawar A

Mar 14, 2021

My time was great with you, new skills, great ideas, thank you Maya, thank you Stanford

By Donna B

Aug 27, 2020

This is a great introduction to the basics of food. I enjoyed the presenters very much.

By Daniel S

Apr 22, 2020

Great and very important, but a little basic - I would have loved for it to dig deeper.

By Angela C

Jan 15, 2018

It i the course you need when you are looking into the basics of healthy eating habits.

By Anwar P P S

Nov 22, 2021

I think this is a great course I enjoyed it. It gave me a wide variety of information.