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 Rahul S•
Oct 12, 2018
Really informative and interesting.
Jun 06, 2018
it's an amazing self awareness course with the best week 5 module.
Aug 10, 2017
I would say, the course is far too introductory. The recipes are really good! Thank you!
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 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.
von Olivia C•
Sep 19, 2017
von jorge c•
Jun 20, 2016
Good for general knowledge about healthy di
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 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 sarah d•
Jul 21, 2016
basic but interesting
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 Dmitriy M•
Apr 09, 2016
Hate the music. And that permanent fake smile and constant nodding. Those are cheap brainwashing techniques which target human cognitive abilities and subconscious to make their words sound more deep and convincing.
You often can see such brainwashing tricks in commercials and advertisements which try to elevate some concept or idea but lack any information or facts to back it up. And it is very weird to see same tricks used in this set of lectures, because these ones actually do have a lot of facts and information and arguments behind them.
The whole course is basically just blaberring about vegetables. Almost no new or useful information for me.
von Péter H•
Mar 02, 2018
This course contains very basic and simple knowledge about how we should eat. So if you have never really read about healthy lifestyle or foods, this will give you a nice, elementary school level overview - which I think is very important. I'm a person who is reading a lot of studies about eating styles, habits and foods, but I'm not a professional. For me, this course didn't really give any new knowledge.
von Marya D M•
Sep 11, 2016
Really basic info that most foodies will already know. I liked the cooking demos but I am vegan, gluten-free and eat mostly organic already.
von Sarah M J•
Feb 03, 2016
I was hoping for something a little more technical. This course might be good for someone who has no previous knowledge of the nutrition content of food or how to cook. It would be perfect for kids getting ready to head off to college who've never cooked for themselves.
von Maria L C•
May 23, 2016
Super interesting, but it is a very basic introduction to nutrition. Only the first or second lessons have information about nutrients and how they are different from each other. The other sections you could've gotten from a Michael Pollan book, or one of his documentaries. Nevertheless, very engaging, visually and verbally, and ideal for someone who is getting started on nutrition.
von Diana H F P•
Jan 12, 2018
It is well edited and has good but very basic information of nutrition which is not what I wanted, I wanted a more advanced nutrition course, this was not for me, but if you don't know anything about nutrition this is a good course and takes you through the basics so you can have a better understanding.
von Hemant C•
Jun 06, 2016
I expected little more in terms of how to structure food habits and diets
von Marcia P•
Jan 30, 2016
To me , you were preaching to the choir. I have been trying to follow Pollan's ideas for years. I was hoping for new information, but for me it was a rehash of stuff I have heard ad infinite. this did not seem like a class. This seemed more like an advertisement for healthy eating with it constant music and sparse content. Certainly it did not have the rigorous content that would have been required in a college level credited class. It was certainly not as interesting nor as informative as the Berkeley class "edible education 101"
Still as an advertisement for good eating it was well done. If you found an audience out there somewhere who had not heard these messages, then you have succeeded and I applaud you for that.
von Susan M M•
Sep 01, 2017
I enjoyed most of the information in this course. The last week recipes and instructions seemed ridiculous as it was out of sync with: "eat food, not too much, mostly plants." I would have appreciated some plant based recipes. These recipes had too much dairy and meat. <3
von Laura S•
May 03, 2016
good overall conversation about food
von Adalberto C•
Aug 31, 2016
The topics discussed into this course are really interesting. The videos give some perspective at the time of taking care of our own health and eating habits.
The only problem I see, is the shortness of the course and the videos. The topics don't go beyond the surface and there is a lack of: details, examples, and comparisons between healthy diets and harmful ones.
von Rui d S•
Jun 22, 2017
Good for non-professional people in the nutrition area. Super easy and understandable.
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.