Jun 22, 2018
It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!
Aug 27, 2019
Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!
von Maria A M•
Oct 19, 2016
von Amber R•
Jul 26, 2017
I enjoyed this course and thought it provided helpful, but very basic, information. I would recommend it for anyone who has little to no knowledge about the subject matter.
von Alexandra L•
Feb 19, 2016
Beautifully executed and fun to hear Michael Pollen speak, but sooooo easy. Too easy, really.
Mar 20, 2016
Good "basics" course. Great for beginners and reminders!
I was hoping for something more advanced & was a bit disappointed. I am probably more knowledgeable than most however. The statement made regarding "eating fruits & veggies regardless of whether they have pesticides or not" was a bit tough for me as I became ill in part due to pesticides and still am. I might always be. I understand eating veggies in place of other foods (i. e. - processed foods) as I eat very little meat anymore. But coming from Stanford and someone as educated as he is, that was shocking. It makes me wonder who funded this course.
von Lim Z L•
Jun 21, 2017
This course teaches very basic knowledge about nutrition. It is good for people who have are just starting out on learning about food and nutrition. Personally I feel that the topics discussed were rather repetitive and general. Perhaps the course could have dived deeper into the topic of nutrition such as discussion of how cooking methods may affect nutritional values of food, different storage conditions for different food types and whether they have any impact on the nutritional contents etc.
Aug 10, 2017
I would say, the course is far too introductory. The recipes are really good! Thank you!
von jorge c•
Jun 20, 2016
Good for general knowledge about healthy di
von Debbie C•
Feb 20, 2016
It was well presented but a little light on, I was hoping for a bit more "meat" to it. But interesting none the less, & a fascinating insight into how few people apparently cook their own food.
von p u•
May 12, 2017
very useful as an overview for beginners who have very less idea on nutrition. but i wouldn't recommend it for someone who wants to gain expertise in diet planning ( for themselves or other). its very basic and helps bursting some common myths and misconceptions.
von Peter S•
Nov 28, 2017
A very enjoyable course, but a little on the 'light side'. Good fun to watch, but not as rigorous as many other MOOCs. Though to be fair, the course only claims to be an introduction to the topic. The lecturer is certainly not boring.
von Janet L•
Jun 21, 2016
good stuff, but a bit preachy
von Kuo K T•
Feb 10, 2016
Way too easy.. I was expecting more information in nutritional science.
Still there's some useful tips for us to choose good food and improve our health
von sarah d•
Jul 21, 2016
basic but interesting
von Olivia C•
Sep 19, 2017
von Thomas C•
Nov 23, 2016
Incredibly basic- more for the average person rather than a student or professional, but it seems as though that is who the material is directed at- so not a great course if you are a professional looking to increase your knowledge, but great usable information that the average person can easily apply.
von Samantha O•
Jun 30, 2017
The first two weeks contained very basic information about nutrition which was educational and presented in an organized and helpful way. The second two weeks focused on building a "healthy" meal. The final week is a cooking course with recipes and cooking demos. The information in the last three weeks was organized well but did not seem to be based on varied resources and scientific studies but rather on the information Michael Pollan presents in his books. The class would have greatly benefited from a nutrition or medical professional who could give scientific insight.
Overall this course would be helpful for people with little to no knowledge of food or nutrition but does not explore the vast amount of research the covers how our bodies process and react to foods and how those foods can impact our health and major chronic diseases.
von Jennifer H•
Feb 01, 2016
This seems like a good overview for those new to the kitchen, and/or health concerns more generally. For someone interested in deepening their understanding, it's of more limited value--but it is presented as an introduction. I wish there were readings to supplement the videos.
von Pim M•
Aug 24, 2016
Short and concise. The course strongly aims for USA residents who eat too much. If you are that person, this course is perfect. As someone from another country without health problems, there was not much here. I was hoping to learn more about food and how to optimize my diet so as to increase energy, improve mood, increase life-expectancy, and reduce chances for depression. I found nothing about that. But it's not so bad because the course took me less than 3 hours and I still picked up a few things :).
von Uelinton M P•
Mar 29, 2016
In the beginning it feels like a course, but from week three on it feels more like a conversation about food. It is more suitable for people with very little background n food science and nutrition, aiming to get some knowl on these fields. But the views are quite one sided and necessarily true when it comes to the understanding of the food chain. Of course, many of their opinions are valid, but I wouldn´t accept those views as solid rock statements because they are not.
In any case, I recomend the course for people with obesity problems and those who are too lazy to think about the importance of home cooking.
The quality of the videos is outstanding! Congratulations!
von Shivam S•
Feb 04, 2018
If you are wanting something more technical, this is not the course for you. The concepts are simple to follow and for the common man. Its more of a motivational documentary than a course.
von Patsy D•
Jun 30, 2018
Most of the concepts are very straight forward. I have been on and out of diets since I was 12 years old, at least the first week was a different approach, the rest was common sense. I would like to do deeper into the topics of nutrients and choosing better options.
von Aliya B•
Sep 13, 2017
The given information is useful, but i've already known the most part of it
von Salma E•
Mar 06, 2017
A very nice warming session that stirs awareness into food, nutrition and health.
von Copelia A•
Jun 20, 2016
Está muy básico. Esperaba recetas saludables al final.
von Maria I•
Jan 26, 2016
Great class, but a little shorter than I would like and similar to Dr. Adams other Coursera offering.