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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


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.


Sep 30, 2016

Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.

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By Natalie P

Apr 25, 2020

I loved this course. I found it easy to follow and very interesting. Would definitely recommend.

By Lisa H

Apr 16, 2020

Loved it. Easy to follow, informative, loved that I can follow the writing instead of listening.

By Eric L

Feb 23, 2020

I got a wider and right concepts to select, arrange, cook, buy, eat the food in a wisely manner.

By Farangis G

Nov 15, 2019

Великолепный курс! Спасибо огромное за доступность и емкость. Великолепное изложение информации.

By Kristin K

Oct 24, 2019

Wonderful course! Learned a lot from Dr. Maya. Looking forward to trying the delicious recipes.

By Maria b

Jul 31, 2019

This course was very helpful, for me and my family that I decided to continue with other courses

By Rahul M P

Jul 14, 2019

Really important in this modern age of processed foods and obscure natural, healthy grown foods.

By Nervana E

Jul 9, 2019

Very informative, and changed my eating habits. Lower the music volume, it was a bit distracting

By Ria

Jul 2, 2019

Amazing course! Kudos to the team. Really helpful for someone who wants to start eating healthy!

By Kimberly g o q

Aug 26, 2018

I had a really good experience with the course, it is short but in my opinion 100% recomended.

By Patty J M

Aug 22, 2018

I learned a lot and have a better idea of how to eat and prepare meals for myself and my family.

By Antoun E

Jul 27, 2017

Excellent course providing a simple understanding of how to eat better to have a healthier life.

By Rasha S

May 26, 2017

A simple course filled with a lot of common sense while backing up the claims with some science.

By Nina M

Jul 1, 2016

I loved the videos of the course. It makes learning so accessible. I'm now onto course number 3!

By Lauren C

Jun 7, 2016

Great introduction to how to live a healthy life within the constraints of your daily work life.

By Deleted A

Jun 6, 2016

It's free and would serve many to be passed through at least 10-20 mins per few days. Good info.

By Miranda R C

Feb 16, 2016

This was a great introduction with practice advice on how to make and suggest lifestyle changes.

By Kanwal J

Mar 29, 2022

​I highly recommend everyone to take this course for health and rebuild relationship with food.

By Harvinder P S

Nov 20, 2021

P​l send me certificate so that i can say prodly that i have completed from Stanford university

By Балабанова Е

Aug 3, 2021

It was the best period in my life, i knew new information that will be helped me and my family.

By Kezian C

Apr 16, 2021

This course was very informative and helpful for me personally in starting a healthy lifestyle.

By Bonnie M

Dec 14, 2020

This was a great course I learned a lot. The information on label reading was very informative.

By Nilu A

Nov 26, 2020

it was extremely informative and vy knowledgeable,easy to grasp by prof Maya. enjoyed doing it.

By Bret G

Sep 10, 2020

Very basic, but includes all the necessary information you need about consuming a healthy diet.

By Diana K

Jul 1, 2020

Thank you Maya. Your coupe was easy to follow and understand. Got many good tips and recipes!