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Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it. In addition, we will present a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives. View the trailer for the course here:


26. Aug. 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!

6. Aug. 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

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von Leah C

24. Feb. 2021

I really am shocked to see that an institution of higher learning is teaching a course about health that talks about the BMI (Body Mass Index) number in its lessons. If you've studied health and nutrition you would know that a calculation that only takes in two factors (your height and your weight) is not an accurate or conclusive way to measure someone's health. It also plays a huge part in perpetuating fat phobia in the medical field. I am highly disappointed in this course and how outdated its definition of health is.

von Savich I

9. Okt. 2020

Waste of time. Didn't expect this from any university.

Basic nutritionology course looks like an advertisement for a cook book from the lecturer of this course with recipes that I would not cook for myself, not only for children (fried, flour, sweet, food of animal origin). As if this lecturer still lives in the last century and is trying to teach us to eat rightI. I can find more advanced nutritional information in youtube or instagram. Only many making, no science and health care. Wouldn't recommend!

von Arkadiusz

8. Juni 2019

I am very disappointed. Many bromides like "eat more vegetables", "avoid highly processed products", but there is little scientific background it his course. I expected to get more information about how different product impact our health, and why we should follow certain rules - just to understand all the mechanism by my own and make my own educated decision in the future in terms of nutrition - not just follow blindly the stuff we are told that are supposedly healthy...

von Michaela H

10. Mai 2018

Very basic information, great if this is your first time learning about food and health, but if you've ever read a Michael Pollin book on the subject of food, no new information. Not the sort of college class I would have expected from Stanford. The cooking videos with the gal and her kids are actually adorable, and had some cool gluten free recipes associated with them. Not sure it was worth slogging through the rest of the class for, so skip to the end.

von Eduard R

8. Mai 2020

Expected much more from Stanford University. The course content is more likely life-coaching, rather than scientific. My personal impression that the course content for 2020 is a matter of general knowledge and the best target auditory for the course would be the middle school. The course is nicely constructed and presented, easy to read and follow... however basically, nothing to learn about food and health.

von Sandrine R

13. Apr. 2020

Very disappointing. I do agree with the other comments mentioning that this is very surprising for Stanford and Coursera. This is really basic, basic, basic. I thought I was going to learn much more on the nutrition aspects, various vitamins, minerals, how to absorb them, how can they be fixed in the body etc. This is just very basic healthy habits probably for people living in the USA from a junk food diet.

von shilpa D

19. Apr. 2021

Very subjective course. At one point they say 'don't look at the centre isles of supermarket where packaged goods are kept' and then they say 'always keep tinned fish at home?!'

I was also wondering that why a school so famous for medicine could not find a nutritionist for interview and instead had to choose a prof in journalism for discussions about nutrition ?!! So strange!

von Jessica C

13. Juni 2020

Unfortunately, this course did not live up to my expectations. Although I did not expect the course to be challenging, since it is presented as a simple introduction to food and health, the facts and learning materials presented were inexplicably basic. This course was neither informative or engaging, and was quite frankly, a disappointing experience.

von Madeline t

15. März 2021

This was more like a documentary than what I would call a course. I was expecting a scientific approach to the subject. Nonetheless, this "course" highlights very well the cultural gap between Europe and the US so if you are from Europe (mostly France, Italy, Spain...) don't waste your time as I just did!

von Chris R

1. Mai 2021

This started off being quite fun and informative, then just turned into an advert for Grokker, Michael Pollan's books and Maya's gluten-free books and videos. Add in the outrageous misinformation about non-organic foods being "pesticide laden" and it reduces to the level of a well orchestrated farce.

von Shradha M

28. Sep. 2020

The course is extremely basic, something which could be covered in 6th to 8th grade in school or even by a simple YouTube video. The focus is entirely on obesity, avoidance of processed and sugary foods, and a shift to home cooked meals. I had joined hoping to learn more in detail on nutrition.

von Flor P

5. Jan. 2017

I was expecting much more from a Stanford or Coursera course. Lack of scientific evidence .Processed foods have become an easy villain among many people and the idea that processed foods are dangerous to our health and the responsible for all our problems is a mistake. Very disappointing.

von Vagon B

29. Nov. 2020

Outdated nutrition advice throughout the whole course. They are pushing the same old "whole foods", "whole grain" WHO approved nonsense. Fill your plate half full with vegetables and add, and I quote, "very little protein and fats" is their advice. Very low quality for Stanford.

von Pablo S F d S

8. Mai 2020

This course is pretty much a big comercial about eating healthy, that is actually something that maybe the world needs but certanly no with formational porpuses.

There is preatty much no information that would not be seen in the news or googleling how to eat healthy.

von Dyakova N

24. Juni 2018

Курс оказался очень низким по уровню предоставленных знаний. В стране, где я живу, у каждого есть кухня и никого не нужно учить готовить элементарную еду. Что вредно есть транс-жиры и так давно всем понятно. Ничего полезного я для себя не извлекла.

von stevie f

8. Apr. 2020

Truly disappointed in this course and upset I spent the money to get the certificate of completion. The only module that was informative was the macro + metabolism. I would have rather preferred a course in depth from Michael Pollan himself.

von Clarissa S

9. Juli 2021

T​his course has no interesting information and does not go into details. All the information given is quite vague and to be found easy on the internet if you are interested in the topic.

von Igor K

9. Feb. 2016

This is not a course - this is a 90 minutes lecture.

The idea is greate. But this lecture is only start. Its very brief and not profound.

This more advices and not scientifically oriented.

von Briana S

24. Jan. 2021

an entire classist and fatphobic misunderstanding of nutrition and science to shame americans instead through fear of disease instead of knowledge and empowerment. gross, honestly.

von Will S

19. Juni 2019

This course offers very little substance; very superficial and shallow treatment of the subject. Only a complete novice to the idea of eating well would learn much of value here.

von Amira S

8. Juli 2021

The content is very basic and easily accessed via youtube, which is fine if the course is being offered for free. Having this as a paid course is not worth the money at all.

von Lim K G

21. Mai 2020

If you kindly offer me a free certificate, than I rate 4 stars for your short course Stanford Introduction to Food and Health. So you win I win. Fair. Million thanks.

von Pesho

11. März 2016

It is very basic and the principles are for a third-grader. After all the things said, at the end the first video was about pancakes (nvm they were gluten free)

von Elena B

16. Apr. 2021

This course was very disappointing and with extremely simple and basic information. It's eating and nutrition for those who have no knowledge about it at all.

von Deli R

12. Okt. 2020

watching this was like having teeth pulled. It is produced like a bad netflix documentary and comes across as propagandistic rather than scientific learning.