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.
Stanford Introduction to Food and HealthStanford University
About this Course
Learner Career Outcomes
Skills you will gain
- Health Informatics
- Food Safety
- Food Science
Learner Career Outcomes
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Background on Food & Nutrients
Contemporary Trends in Eating
Future Directions in Health - Part I
Future Directions in Health - Part 2
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TOP REVIEWS FROM STANFORD INTRODUCTION TO FOOD AND HEALTH
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.
This was amazing course learnt many new things about concept of foods and nutrients. Thank you Stanford university team for this opportunity, looking forward for such many course. Thank you for this!!
Really good as an introductory guide to general human nutrition. Gives great insights on cooking, planning meals and health diet habits. It's a rather short course with actually impactful information.
I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.
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