Stanford Free Online Course on Introduction to Food and Health

The Stanford University is offering free online course on Introduction to Food and Health. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat.

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. The course will start on November 20, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 5 weeks of study
Effort: 1 hour/week
Subject: Life Sciences
Institution: Stanford University and Coursera
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 20, 2017

Providers’ Details

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Requirements

None

Instructors

Maya Adam, MD, Lecturer
Stanford School of Medicine

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At Coursera
  • Select a course and Join

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