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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.


Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.

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By Vermar N U C

Jan 16, 2023

Curso excelente, explicando aspectos basico de nutrición, me gustaria uno más aplicado para personas mayores.


Dec 4, 2022

Good explanation with very interesting video and pictures. i was very happy and interested with the course..

By David L G

Nov 22, 2022

Exceptional course, I enjoyed learning and it gets into the weeds on the subject that I needed to eat better.

By Rusul A S

Apr 12, 2022

It was an excellent course, I really enjoyed doing it. Also, a great foundation knowledge in food and health.

By Deleted A

Jan 7, 2022

It was a fun and light course to take. This course will definitely help me with my job as a recipe developer!

By Abeer M I

Jun 22, 2021

it is very useful, amazing ,easy learn and fabulous .I want to give my respect and pleasure to Coursera staff

By Surender R

Jun 1, 2021

It's a great course on how we change our eating habits and the way of cooking to stay healthy. Awesome course

By Francis O

Apr 29, 2021

The course was quite informative . From the first week I started implementing what I gained from this course.

By Candelaria L A

Jan 27, 2021

Excelente curso introductorio para personas que saben muy poco. Es dinámico, entretenido y cumple su función.

By Зуева М Ю

Dec 11, 2020

It was my first course, and I really impressed how studying can be interesting!!!! Thankyou for everything)))

By Luis F R M

Sep 9, 2020

Its a helpful and complete course about the knowledge that everybody must learn about a healthy alimentation.

By george j

Jul 30, 2020

Enjoyed and learned very much from the course.

I enjoyed both of the instructors.

Highly recommend this course.

By Yesenia J O

Jun 8, 2020

A light, beginner class for food enthusiasts. Loved it!

I wish there were more about nutrition science though.

By Alice P

Jun 3, 2020

The best way to learn about food and health, to start fueling my body properly and start feeling good inside.

By sana m

May 21, 2020

Best Course, Very Informative. A must recommend to all of those learners who want to learn about food safety.

By Hashir J

May 5, 2020

A very simple & quick guide about Food and Health, everyone must learn this one. Thank You, Maya Adam & Team.

By Furqan M A

Aug 6, 2019

Maya Adam is so much great instructor i like her teaching method. She help us seeking many things about food.

By Ellen K

Jul 2, 2019

Very basic information about food and nutrition. I hope there will be a more advanced course in this subject.

By Swapna S

Jul 6, 2018

The course was very useful.Crisp and very informative. Everything in moderation will lead to an happy life!!!

By Nora v

Jan 22, 2018

good introductory course about food and health! I enjoyed the practical tips and the structure of the course!

By Rashmi M

Jan 19, 2018

Good starting point to learn about basic nutrition and sensible eating. I enjoyed doing the course immensely.

By Fernando R R

Jul 7, 2017

Very objective and practical; amazing pronunciation and sound quality making it easy for non-English natives.

By Otito H O

Jul 4, 2017

I learnt so much from this course. Would love to take an advance class on same. Thanks you very much Mrs Maya

By Deepash b

Mar 22, 2017

Nice and helpful area for students who are having food processing as their course it will help them so much.

By Santosh L R

Mar 3, 2017

Excellent teaching. Clear and concise. Boon to students like me. Thank you Coursera and Stanford! Great job!!