Stanford University
Introduction to Food and Our Environment
Stanford University

Introduction to Food and Our Environment

This course is part of Food Sustainability, Mindful Eating, and Healthy Cooking Specialization

Taught in English

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Maya Adam, MD

Instructor: Maya Adam, MD

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

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Beginner level

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5 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • You will learn how to eat in a way that optimizes your health and the health of the planet, making the most of the resources available to you.

  • You will also learn how to be an environmentally-conscious consumer, whether you’re at the grocery store or eating out.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 4 modules in this course

This week, we’ll learn about what it means to be a sustainable eater, by exploring the guiding principles of sustainable eating as published by the World Health Organization. We’ll examine how our food choices shape our health and the health of our planet and why protein is often at the center of the debate.

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4 videos2 readings4 quizzes1 plugin

In this module, we’ll learn about how producing different kinds of meat have different impacts on our environment. We’ll also learn why plant-based proteins are less stressful for our planet to produce than animal-based proteins - and how increasing the plant-based proteins in our diet can improve our health.

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5 videos6 quizzes

In this module, we will explore the impact of fish and seafood on our environment, including the different kinds of wild-caught and farmed fish. We will discuss the different kinds of eggs you find in the supermarket and gain insights into how we can make the best choices possible with our food budget.

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3 videos4 quizzes

In this module, we will explore the impact of packaging and food waste on our environment as well as the ways in which some forms of food packaging can prevent food waste. We’ll explore the benefits of eating locally grown foods, but also the technologies that allow global populations to have access to fresh produce all year long. Finally, we’ll explore some innovations in food technology that, if they are developed responsibly, might soon make it much easier to be a sustainable eater.

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3 videos4 quizzes1 plugin

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4.7 (58 ratings)
Maya Adam, MD
Stanford University
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