Feb 25, 2019
It was very informative course. It could have more quizzes and assignments. The way things were explained in the course was quiet interesting. Keep it up!! course. I really like this way of education.
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 Juan P•
Jan 26, 2019
The concepts are clearly explained, but I found it too simplistic even for an introductory course
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 Hemant C•
Jun 06, 2016
I expected little more in terms of how to structure food habits and diets
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.
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 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 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.
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 Jotsna I•
Mar 05, 2016
Not much depth
von Sol A•
Jan 23, 2016
an easy course, i would reccomend it to novices to nutritional science. If you're a more seasoned nutritionist, move on and find a more challenging course.
von Laura S•
May 03, 2016
good overall conversation about food
von Boya D•
Jan 04, 2018
The course is very introductory but well laid out. If you are already doing some readings on nutrition before this course, you will find more 50% of the course to be familiar. I really wish that the course is longer and have some more in-depth information, and possibly some more insights related to the various diet trends we see now.
von William E•
Feb 15, 2016
a tad simplistic - grades should be locked too
von Sandra M•
Apr 06, 2017
I actually enjoyed this class very much, but it doesn't go very deep in the topic. The questions to the quiz are very easy to answer to. In my opinion, this class is great for a general public, but it is not an university level course.
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 Alexandra L•
Feb 19, 2016
Beautifully executed and fun to hear Michael Pollen speak, but sooooo easy. Too easy, really.
von Stephanie H•
Jul 09, 2017
I appreciate this course, the quality of the videos, and the subject manner, however I felt that a lot of the material was drawn from an interview with Michael Pollan (why not just recommend reading his books, or seeing his wealth of documentaries on Netflix, such as "Cooked" and "In Defense of Food." I felt that this course did not offer as much scientific information about nutrition as I was hoping. Having said that, I feel like this course would be great for those struggling with their weight. There should be a link to this on diabetes and heart disease websites.
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 Ramune S•
Jan 19, 2017
Very basic course for American non-healthy food consumers. Would never call it a university course. Not useful for professionals.