Stanford University
Stanford Introduction to Food and Health
Stanford University

Stanford Introduction to Food and Health

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Maya Adam, MD

Instructor: Maya Adam, MD

4.7

(31,435 reviews)

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No prior experience required
6 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 6 modules in this course

In this section we will examine the social and cultural shifts that have contributed to our modern epidemics of overweight and obesity. We will briefly review the nutrients found in foods, their different functions in the human body and how we can support our own health by choosing wisely from the foods within each category.

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6 videos1 quiz

In this section, we will explore the ways in which highly processed foods differ from real, whole food and the implications of food processing on our health. We’ll also look at how our consumption of sugar has changed in recent decades and explore sensible solutions for people who wish to start eating better. We will also meet Kevin, a middle-aged pre-diabetic man, and find out how a step-wise approach to behavior change helped him change for the better.

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5 videos1 quiz

This section focuses on sustainable solutions to the challenge of choosing healthier foods more frequently. Michael Pollan explains his mantra and how we can use it to make better food choices. We also begin to explore practical tips for preparing foods that will support our health and enjoyment.

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4 videos1 quiz

In this section you will find more practical tips for grocery shopping, reading labels and assembling a balanced meal. We also learn more about the most important secret ingredient for success: moderation.

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4 videos1 quiz

A few years ago, a friend of mine started a healthy eating and fitness website called Grokker. She asked me to make some instructional cooking videos and generously agreed to share some of them with you. Thanks, Lorna! (If you like this section, you can find many more great videos on cooking and fitness at Grokker.com)

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10 videos10 readings

Here is a list of recommended books and videos that can help deepen your understanding of the course material. Feel free to explore the recommendations on this list to learn more about food, health, eating behaviors, and more.

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3 readings

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4.8 (9,668 ratings)
Maya Adam, MD
Stanford University
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