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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


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!


Aug 26, 2019

Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!

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By Imke v G

Apr 15, 2019

Nice and complete course

By Sara F A

Sep 10, 2017

Good basic introduction.

By Dila F

Mar 9, 2016

Nice, easy to understand

By Gonzague P

Mar 9, 2016

Good introduction course

By Cherishma C

Feb 6, 2022

such a great experience

By Mariemma D

Jul 8, 2021

A nice overview course.

By Sail K

Oct 5, 2020

It's very nice and easy

By Sonali

Jun 3, 2020

Experience is very good

By Ilana K

Aug 25, 2021

Good refresh of basics

By Keisa S

Aug 9, 2021

I very enjoy join this

By Julia A

Apr 16, 2020

Very practical, useful

By pawan K

Aug 1, 2019

Food awesome knowledge

By Riccardo C

Feb 19, 2017

Very good information.

By Fatima a K

Oct 22, 2020

It's very interesting

By Mais M

Sep 22, 2020

Light and informative


Apr 17, 2020

Simple, basic advice!

By shingirikondasaisravan

Jun 3, 2017

good to reduce weight

By Sarikonda S

Aug 25, 2020

Wonderful Experience

By Stef T

Oct 6, 2020

Very informational!

By Ramadan A F

Aug 1, 2020

It's a great course

By Minal S

Nov 23, 2019

I am happy to learn

By Julia R M

Feb 25, 2019

Good for beginners.

By Kalpana G

Oct 10, 2016

very insightful....

By David H

Aug 27, 2021

Buena introducción