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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

Aug 6, 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

Oct 18, 2021

This course taught me a lot about the components of food! Processed and non-processed food which was the best food of all. I will be happy to spread this healthy dietary ways to my family and friends!

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By Noa A

Jun 12, 2020

it's a nice introduction, but doesn't give you much more than basic information

By Timo S

Jun 5, 2019

Too Basic for me. No deeper Informations and a little bit too american focused.

By Linda W

Feb 13, 2016

Too simplistic if you already have some knowledge about a healthy lifestyle

By Gonzalo G

May 3, 2020

Muy básico, y si viste la serie Cooked de Netflix ya sabés todo.

By kyle H

May 6, 2020

Good info but little to no content and I did not learn anything

By Chiara R

Feb 2, 2019

Way to easy and too basic, can be completed in 1 or 2 hours.

By Cecile H

Jul 21, 2016

I'd learned more since I check Harvard Health Blog so often.

By Gannon P

Feb 13, 2021

The first week was the only one with useful information.

By juliana F

Oct 29, 2017

very basic, I was expecting a more in depth approach.

By 黄世添

Jan 30, 2020

this is not what i am expecting from Stanford....

By Rutuja C

Mar 16, 2018

Not as per my expectations. But good eye opener!

By Elvira V

Sep 23, 2019

Общеизвестная информация, мало нового


Apr 6, 2018

The food part I think is unnecessary

By Anna V D

Jun 29, 2020

Very basic well known knowledge...

By Louise R

Apr 29, 2020

It didn't teach me anything new

By Elena

Aug 4, 2019

Created by Captain Obvious

By Yusuf M A

Apr 21, 2021

Should have been longer.

By Deepak K

May 6, 2020

Gaining few of knowledge

By José V d C

Oct 23, 2016

Very basic knowledge

By Leyton S

Jan 22, 2016

Not in depth enough

By Elena K A

Feb 19, 2016

Not much content

By Hamd A

Aug 21, 2021

very basic

By Maria L

Dec 16, 2017

very basic

By Tod B

Oct 6, 2020

av .

By Leah C

Feb 24, 2021

I really am shocked to see that an institution of higher learning is teaching a course about health that talks about the BMI (Body Mass Index) number in its lessons. If you've studied health and nutrition you would know that a calculation that only takes in two factors (your height and your weight) is not an accurate or conclusive way to measure someone's health. It also plays a huge part in perpetuating fat phobia in the medical field. I am highly disappointed in this course and how outdated its definition of health is.