[Coursera] Stanford Introduction to Food and Health
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. 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.
Skills you will gain
- Health Informatics
- Food Safety
- Food Science
Stanford Introduction to Food and Health is a scientific training course on nutrition and health published by Coursera Specialized Academy. The issue of diet and nutritional health is one of the most important issues and challenges of humanity in the present era, which has found its way well in academic environments. Unhealthy and non-standard diet and eating habits can cause many diseases and problems for humans, among the most important of which type two and excessive obesity can be mentioned. These two diseases kill millions of people every year and have caused many problems in the field of physical and mental health. In order to solve this challenge, culture should be created and different strategies in the field of healthy diet should be introduced to the people.
Academic research has shown that the continuous consumption of highly processed foods and fast foods and the lack of cooking at home in the family environment have caused a series of chronic diseases that threaten the lives of many people.
What you will learn in Stanford Introduction to Food and Health
- Optimizing the diet and identifying healthy and brain foods
- Medical Informatics
- food safety
- Nutritional science
- And …
Instructors: Maya Adam, MD
institution/university: Stanford University
Number of Weeks: 5
Duration: Approx. 7 hours to complete
Size: 850.28 MB