Oct 01, 2016
Extremely interesting course. I feel the material and videos were very easy to absorb and understand. I certainly would recommend this to anyone with an interest in food and how it affects our health.
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.
von Elena T•
May 17, 2018
The first week was the most interesting and helpful in order to understand the science behind all this issue. Thank you!
von Christine W•
Jan 04, 2018
This course is a good starter course for people who are interested in making better dietary choices. It is not a band-wagon attempt to suade the student into following any one particular diet (i.e., Keto, Atkins, , Paleo, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean, Nordic, WFPB, vegan, vegetarian, etc.). The focus is on cooking at home, avoiding processed foods, using smaller plates, eating until satisfied (rather than "full" or "stuffed"), planning meals around vegetables first (instead of protein centered meals), and using better quality ingredients to be enjoyed by everyone.
von Anne C•
Feb 01, 2016
This is a great introductory and time efficient course that allows anyone to get a brief overview of a healthy life style. This course, aside from the first video, does not go into the nutritional value of food or micro nutrient variables. So, if you'd like to get more information on how to cultivate your own healthy life style this is a great choice. However, if you'd like the more scientific side of things this course is not for you.
Apr 15, 2016
simple, easy to follow, for everyone. Not really a "course" per se. Not many real nutrition "courses" on Coursera. :(
von Yixuan J•
Jun 19, 2017
For an introduction course this is very clear and easy to understand. Some of the action plans, such as sensible substitution are very practical to adopt. I would wish this course to be more comprehensive, for example, not just focused on battling most common health issues in the US, but also health benefits of different vitamins or nutrition planning for different demographies.
von Christian S•
Aug 04, 2016
Good introducing regarding healthy eating and the dangers of highly processed food. I recommend this course for everyone interested in these topics!
von Monir B•
Dec 11, 2016
Too easy. The biology, history and sociology of food was the part most beneficial to me. Since I am a vegan from Sweden I tend to cook food everyday. The course seems to be mostly for people born in the USA. In Sweden, there are some problems with obesity and people buying higly processed food. However, the problem seems to be more alarming in the USA. Discussing the differences between how the average person in the USA eats with how the average person in e.g. Sweden, Greece, Japan, Brazil and Ethopia eats, would, I think, make for an interesting additional lecture.
von Oscar L R•
Apr 18, 2016
Very clear and well explained, but a little too basic.
von SARAH H A•
Sep 06, 2016
Very informative course, which has encouraged me to research the topic further and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Based on my research, however, I believe a mistake might have been made. According to the instructional material, the only group of essential fatty acids is omega-3. Based on my research, however, essential fatty acids include ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid, and LA, which is an omega-6 fatty acid.
Jun 16, 2017
a little too easy
von Maria R G•
Nov 20, 2016
Very good course to learn the basics of nutrition and how it's related to health
von Marino E P D•
Jan 24, 2017
It's a very nice course. I learn a lot thing related with how to improve my health and my eating habits.
von Jimmy S•
Feb 09, 2016
Very good course overall. It gave me some good thought nuggets to keep in mind for the future. At times the course felt more like it was trying to sell the notion of home cooking rather than being about "food and health". Sometimes terms were hastily presented and maybe assumed to be common knowledge, which left me confused in one of the quizzes ("serum triglycerides", for instance).
The course touches on interesting topics that could've been elaborated more on, for instance how transfats are made.
von Leo M•
Jan 06, 2018
Great introduction to the topic! Would have liked to learn more, specifically about hard facts/scientific references.
von Mauricio D A C•
Jan 29, 2016
Its a good and simple intro. the the very important world of eating healthy, ergo being happy.
I would complement it with Michael´s Pollan book "In Defense of Food".
Excited to continue my learning journey...
Sep 02, 2016
After taking this course, I know what the Nutrition Facts of food means and what type of food is good for health.
von Olga O•
Nov 12, 2017
Very informative. I learned what I was looking for. Thank you
von Anu N•
Oct 05, 2017
The course provides practical and simple nutritional advice for the general public and encourages to make lifestyle changes which is great. Even for those who have studied nutrition and lifestyle, taking this course can be a way to examine their own cooking habits and commiting to making small changes. The videos are short, so the course can be easily completed in just a few days. However, it is lacking for someone looking for more extensive, scientific data on the subject.
von Barbara T•
Feb 05, 2016
Well, I was raised by a home ec major and a librarian, so I already knew much of this. But for those who weren't, it's very valuable.
von Maria L Z•
Aug 28, 2017
Thank you for offering "Introdution to Food and Health"! I learned new things, and also I appreciate the recipes.
von Cheng L•
Apr 16, 2016
Very basic course with lots of common sense. But could be good for someone who never thought about their diet before.
von Emma T J•
Mar 17, 2016
Good introductory course covering a wide range of concepts. I particularly liked the lecturer - good tone and pace.
von Melissa M•
Jul 19, 2017
Very well put together course but somewhat basic. A lot of the information was common sense.
von Amaury G M O•
Jun 20, 2016
Simple and clear way to approach food, but it would be great if we could add more nutritional science and physiology based info
von Livnat B•
Feb 27, 2016
The course was informative, condense to be easily understood, and was well done. I left the course eager to learn how to cook!
I think the course could have demanded / pushed the students a little more to think about this deeper.
I am excited to try out the recipes!