Stanford University
Food Sustainability, Mindful Eating, and Healthy Cooking Specialization
Stanford University

Food Sustainability, Mindful Eating, and Healthy Cooking Specialization

Make Mindful, Sustainable Food Choices & Cook . Learn strategies and skills for protecting your health and the health of the planet.

Taught in English

Some content may not be translated

Maya Adam, MD

Instructor: Maya Adam, MD

7,380 already enrolled

Specialization - 3 course series

Get in-depth knowledge of a subject

4.8

(429 reviews)

Beginner level

Recommended experience

1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Make more environmentally sustainable food choices

  • Eat mindfully and rebuild your relationship with food

  • Cook using simple, fresh ingredients for health and enjoyment

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Specialization - 3 course series

Get in-depth knowledge of a subject

4.8

(429 reviews)

Beginner level

Recommended experience

1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Advance your subject-matter expertise

  • Learn in-demand skills from university and industry experts
  • Master a subject or tool with hands-on projects
  • Develop a deep understanding of key concepts
  • Earn a career certificate from Stanford University
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

Specialization - 3 course series

Rebuilding Our Relationship with Food

Course 18 hours4.9 (272 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to practice mindful eating or food mindfulness.

  • How to practice self-compassion and rebuild your relationship with food.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Practice self-compassion with regard to your eating behaviors and food choices.
Category: Observe your own unique eating patterns and identify areas of improvement.
Category: Rebuild your relationship with food by learning to genuinely love the foods that will support your health in the long term.
Category: Devise a customized plan for optimizing your eating patterns.
Category: Practice food mindfulness or mindful eating on a day-to-day basis.

Introduction to Food and Our Environment

Course 25 hours4.8 (143 ratings)

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.

Skills you'll gain

Category: How you can alter your consumption of protein to optimize your health and the health of the environment
Category: How to navigate the egg section (understanding terms like free range and pasture raised)
Category: How to choose more sustainably raised meat and chicken when shopping at the supermarket (if you eat these foods)
Category: How to reduce food waste
Category: How to identify sustainably caught (or farmed) fish and seafood

Cooking for Busy Healthy People

Course 311 hours4.6 (113 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to cook using a principle-based approach so that you can make healthy food with whatever is available in your kitchen and in your region.

  • Learn how to prepare plant-forward meals that will delight you and protect your health.

  • Make it easier to cook regularly, by having the right ingredients on hand.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Creating sensible and delightful desserts
Category: Shopping for and storing produce with sustainability in mind
Category: Building a balanced meal
Category: Cooking vegetables in ways that will delight
Category: Applying moderation and variety to your meals

Instructor

Maya Adam, MD
Stanford University
8 Courses1,405,817 learners

Offered by

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

New to Nutrition? Start here.

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions