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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


Oct 7, 2021

this course changed my view on healthy eating and also instilled healthy cooking habits in me! I absolutely oved the simple , delicious and healthy recipes! definitely trying them out ! Thank you Maya


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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Oct 14, 2018


By Chaitali S

Apr 17, 2018

This is an amazing course! I love the way it is put in simple yet informative terms. Thank you Maya and Micheal!

By Yen P

Jan 29, 2018

Very practical & easy to understand. But I would like to see more courses digging deeper into nutrition science.

By Karen I

Jul 30, 2017

This course was an

enlightenment into our

everyday foods. I am

going to a whole foods

store to see the


By Ben F

Jul 4, 2017

loved this course. Especially the fact that the videos were engaging and easy to understand. Very inspirational.

By Vivek K

Jan 31, 2016

It's a very informative course. I like the way the instructor presents and discuss the facts and current issues.

By Sara I

Oct 5, 2022

Si quieres una pequeña, entretenida pero muy completa introducción a la Nutrición esta es una muy buena opción

By Hariom T

Sep 19, 2022

Great learnigns for basic healthy foods, Nutrition, importance of foods and nutritional values. Enjoyed a lot.

By Kamila Č

Oct 6, 2021

I have learned so much from this course. It has given me insight into all areas of nutritions and healthy food.

By Pusheen N

Jul 9, 2021

This is a great course for mind-set to change to healthy lifestyle and make your relationship with food better!

By Akenuwa E

May 17, 2021

This was a very big step for me and i was able to understand a lot about food and health, it was really helpful

By Aristeo C

Mar 22, 2021

This course was awesome. Loved the breakdowns and the in depth explanation on how to read the nutrition labels.

By Georgia A

Feb 21, 2021

Really, I enjoyed it. Easy understanding, usefully information. Nice demonstration and tasteful recipes.


By Ann R

Sep 15, 2020

This course was very helpful as I am trying not only to lose some weight (20 lbs) but to feel and be healthier.

By Iryna G

Jun 14, 2020

It was very helpful and easy to understand general idea about nutrition. Thanks for the translation. I enjoyed!

By Paula H

May 7, 2020

Detailed information provided in a succinct informative delivery mode. Quizzes were challenging but manageable!

By Shalet M

Apr 20, 2020

This was an amazing and interesting course. Precise and to the point matter presented in a very attractive way.

By Xiangyi L

Mar 17, 2020

Simple and fun. Instructor is very pretty with beautiful voice, a joy to have this course.

a bit simple though,

By Carol R

Jan 18, 2020

Great introduction to making plans to change eating habits. Loads of information and even some healthy recipes.

By Juan M

Sep 16, 2019

This course gives you a better perspective of what is happening in this world. This course is amazing, no joke.

By Lucas G

Jul 8, 2018

Excelente curso y material didáctico. Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo en preparar este MOOC para el mundo.

By Łucja D

Feb 2, 2018

Easy to understand and very useful. I recommend the course to everyone interested in leading healthy lifestyle.

By Alethia

Feb 12, 2017

An excellent course that interprets why/what/how to eat and introduces some key concept in nutrition concisely.

By Deleted A

Nov 4, 2016

It feels great to learn about healthy eating and having a great meal without incorporating any processed foods.

By Deleted A

Jun 28, 2016

Highly informative and clears many misconceptions about food.

Bottom line of the course: "Avoid processed foods"