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 Giannina T•
Jul 14, 2019
Every human must know and practice what you learn in this course.
von Vidar G H•
Jul 24, 2019
OK introduction for people with less to no knowledge about food and health.
von Asmaa T•
Aug 10, 2019
Needs more content/
von Georgia V•
May 07, 2019
it could be more extensive and not so rushed. the recipes at the end were a nice surprise :)
von Hilary P•
Aug 28, 2019
Good course, but it would be better if it delved into more information about the nutrients in food and how to balance your diet in that sense.
von Marco P•
Sep 27, 2019
It was a short but interesting course. It wasn't much deep in my opinion.
von Virat M•
Sep 06, 2019
A very basic course just skimming over information. I wish that more in-depth material was included. I got the feeling that it was designed to promote M. Pollan's books and point of view. Nevertheless, there were some useful tips and hence the 3-star rating.
von Alexander U•
Sep 04, 2019
Interesting, but did not learn much I did not already know. Course was nice though, would recommend it to my acquaintances. I would diversify the references, and not always have Michael Pollan (some controversial stuff there), even though his interviews were on point and politically correct. :)
von Daria K•
Oct 01, 2019
It's strange to see non-healthy recipes after recommendation of mostly plant-based diet in the course.
Oct 05, 2019
I don't trust health "experts" found on Internet but Coursera has some credibility, especially if course is published by Stanford University. That was a reason why I enrolled into it - wanted to get facts I can trust.
There was very basic information about nutritious, acid and proteins without scientific facts really. I found 1/3 of the videos are useful but remaining part is an interview (sic!) with journalist. Seriously, Dr. was asking opinion on the food from the writer. Not much science in this, isn't it? And a last thing I'd expect is a few hours of recipes - I'd rather prefer to hear for foundation which would help me to make a right decision when it comes down to cooking
Another thing caught my attention is statement that home cooking - is the only way to eat healthy. I love cooking but I don't have time to do so. Is there naive assumption that all restaurants cook from the processed food or was it a way to sell something?
For somebody who consider this course - it might worth for the basic information about what is the food. Don't expect science
von Courtney D•
Oct 04, 2019
I found this course very basic and almost all of what was said was pretty obvious to me. I would say this course is more suitable to people who have absolutely no knowledge about nutrition, food and health.
von Soumya A•
Oct 06, 2019
The course should have touched upon micro nutrients too, it feels incomplete as of now.
von Maria F G G R•
Oct 21, 2019
Very basic stuff
von Juan J M•
Oct 23, 2019
Dynamic and complete but some topics were a little basic
von Herb C•
Oct 31, 2019
I heard a lot of "party line" statements and few truly scientific references. There was the dumming down comment about what "average people can pronounce". Well for of all "average people say "prah sessed" not "PRO sessed". Second that's just stupid. What other people can or cannot pronounce has nothing to do with health. In fact, learning how to pronounce the ingredients and looking up what they are is far more helpful. THAT would help people to learn what's in their food and how manufacturers hide things in the food. I was disappointed with the lack scientific reference and the arrogance of certainty presented. It really felt like a long commercial put on by the "vegetable lobby". There were some good tips but they were overshadowed by the emphasis on the non-scientific ones.
von Chiara R•
Feb 02, 2019
Way to easy and too basic, can be completed in 1 or 2 hours.
von EDITH V P•
Jan 11, 2019
The course is very clear, has really good information, in general everything was great until I finished the week 4, then the next day I wanted to follow with week 5 "cooking workshop" but I couldn't because the course was labeled as "finished" and now I cannot see the cooking videos, I can only see the videos for week 1 and the others are not available.
von Jennifer B•
Feb 22, 2019
Extremely basic in content but professional in presentation. Frankly, I'm surprised that this is a Stanford course. I expected something less elementary.
Feb 11, 2019
Pleasant and informative but VERY simplistic which was surprising for a Stanford course; I was expecting more on the bio/chemistry of nutrition and digestion, but this was more of a cooking show...
von Luke R•
Jan 13, 2019
Perhaps helpful for someone looking to change their western diet for health reasons. However, I wouldn't recommend this course for anyone feeling like they will gain a dense (even introductory) knowledge of the science within nutrition. The first week has some insight that was new to me, but everything after was just about how to change your diet, shop and eventually recipes.
von Yang G•
Feb 28, 2016
general and shallow, not very informative, could be inspirational for those haven't cooked in a long time. recipe are at the end of course.
von aliya b•
Oct 17, 2017
Great, but takes much more time, than could be.
It would be the same to find 20-min recording of a good educational TV-channel programme.
Stanford in title doesn't refer to any academical sense, but to time relevance and confidence (and activity of Stanford food policy institute).
Has regional specifics (fats, obesity, how to use (keep in hand) knife).
Recommend only if you like to take a brake learning engineering or linear models on coursera.
von Walter S•
Jan 22, 2016
They talked a little about LDL and HDL which is good.
But the rest was just a summary of avoid processed foods, eat less and eat less meat and ways to do it. It is important, but I thought the course lacked science and it was very very short.
von Elena K A•
Feb 20, 2016
Not much content
von Leyton S•
Jan 23, 2016
Not in depth enough