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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.


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!

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By zolbayar

May 20, 2017

This videos gave me basic understandings about nutrient with systematic way.

By K M

Mar 9, 2022

Good course for people that have relatively little knowledge of how to eat.

By Mohana P .

Sep 28, 2020

Very informative and useful.I really like this way of education. Thank you!

By Lucrezia b

Apr 2, 2020

Very interesting Course but i'd love to know more in details some arguments

By Massimo M

Feb 16, 2020

Very useful, even if it sometimes tends to have a US citizen point of view.

By Bhuwan S

Aug 5, 2019

Videos are kinda helpful and those reading stuffs did a lot of help. Thanks

By Eline K

Jan 26, 2018

A good introduction to healthy eating. Really easy and short course though.

By Théo C

Jul 26, 2017

A basic approach to understand how to choose, cook and eat healthier foods.

By Ornit N

May 13, 2021

A good place to start, but pretty shallow.. Still learned a few new things

By Keerthana S

Feb 12, 2021

a very brief introduction, although packed with information and fun videos

By Denise K

Aug 31, 2020

This is an amazing way to learn healthy eating habits and why they matter.


Apr 17, 2020

Easy to finish. The cooking recipes in week 5 are an interesting addition.

By Rochelle H

Jul 21, 2017

Very informative. Could have been more in depth, but it was a good course.

By Juakim E

Mar 7, 2022

It was a good course, learned more about the importance of eating healthy

By Harshali S

Dec 20, 2021

Very informative and Maya's recipes are awesome thank you so much to all.

By Zhang X

Aug 3, 2016

It is useful for our health and can practice English.

Thank you very much.

By Lucía M M

May 24, 2016

Me ha parecido interesante y útil los consejos prácticos sobre nutrición.

By Wendie L W

Jan 3, 2022

Was a bit more simple than I was expecting but good information overall.

By server 0 N

Oct 26, 2021


By Katrīna D

May 6, 2021

I really like the structure and it was really interesting concept course

By Janaka L

Oct 9, 2020

highly appreciate voluntary education about food by Stanford University.

By Puspa S

Oct 1, 2020

Really good to increase awareness in my eating habit or diet consumption

By Sara I O C

Apr 16, 2020

Very good, excellent escential information for start a healthy lifestyle

By Иконникова Е В

Aug 9, 2019

1A lot of information in the course is known. But it's quite intresting!

By Jae A

Aug 21, 2018

Good course - aimed at losing weight more than nutrition for caregivers.