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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


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.


May 13, 2021

Really good as an introductory guide to general human nutrition. Gives great insights on cooking, planning meals and health diet habits. It's a rather short course with actually impactful information.

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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.

By Meghana R

Feb 27, 2018

It's very basic and mostly general knowledge but its good to be reminded

By kolukuri s

Mar 4, 2016

Very good Course for better understanding of daily diet and food habits.

By Tomislav G

Jun 9, 2021

Very good course as a review for me, but nothing I didn't already know.


Jan 18, 2021

It is very easy for beginners to grasp the basics of healthy food habit

By Aline K

Nov 30, 2020

Excellent course for a beginner to learn about the basics of nutrition.

By Mik V

Sep 7, 2017

this course is better to learn about nutrition and heallthy, i like it.

By Emma N

Jun 16, 2017

Very useful for a simple breakdown of daily foods and good recipe ideas

By Denise O

Apr 4, 2016

Very practical and applicable information. Great quality in the videos.

By Mamie B

Nov 9, 2020

It was interesting, more explaining about food and health care.Thanks

By Molly C

Jun 19, 2018

Learned a lot. Was often times repetitive, but overall a great course.

By Sonia M

Oct 27, 2020

Very informative especially the section on reading nutritional labels

By Sonu s M

Mar 7, 2019

it is helpful and aware us about what is necessary in day to day life

By José J C J

Jun 29, 2018

I learnt a lot of new interesting insights about nutrition and health

By Yannick B

Dec 20, 2017

I would have like to go deeper into the link between food and health.

By Damien D

Feb 5, 2016

Nice and straight forward information

Very pleasant delivery

Thank you

By salma

May 15, 2020

it was a great intro for health and overall life behavior for eating

By Shivani S S

Apr 6, 2020

A comprehensive course for beginners. Very insightful and practical.

By Adrian

Feb 2, 2019

Quite basic in my opinion but it's an introduction course after all.

By John S

Jan 29, 2018

Thank you for that course! Very well explained as usual on Coursera.

By Julayna P

Oct 19, 2016

Good introduction to everything, but it is all very basic knowledge.