Stanford Introduction to Meals and Well being

About this course

World wide, we discover ourselves going through a worldwide pandemic of weight problems, kind 2 diabetes and different primarily diet-related illnesses. To handle these public well being crises, we urgently must discover revolutionary methods to advertise wholesome consuming. There may be clear proof that the worldwide enhance within the consumption of extremely processed meals, coupled with a cultural shift in not getting ready meals within the residence, has contributed to the elevated prevalence of continual illnesses that may be preventable. On this course, learners can be supplied with the data and sensible expertise wanted to start optimizing the way in which they eat. This course will shift the main focus away from discussions about minimizing vitamins and towards, as a substitute, towards sensible discussions about actual meals and the atmosphere through which we eat it. By the tip of this course, learners may have the instruments they should distinguish between meals that may assist their well being and those who threaten it. As well as, we are going to current compelling causes to return to easy cooking at residence, an integral a part of our efforts to stay longer, stay more healthy.

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Expertise you’ll acquire

  • Well being Data
  • Vitamin
  • Meals security
  • Meals Science

Syllabus – What you’ll be taught from this course


Week 1

Meals and diet background

On this part, we’ll study the cultural and social modifications which have contributed to our trendy epidemic of obese and weight problems. We are going to briefly have a look at the vitamins present in meals, their completely different features within the human physique, and the way we will assist our personal well being by selecting properly from meals in every class.


Week 2

Up to date eating developments

On this part, we are going to discover the methods through which extremely processed meals differ from complete grains and the results that meals processing has on our well being. We’ll additionally have a look at how our sugar consumption has modified in current a long time and discover reasonably priced options for these trying to begin consuming higher. We’ll additionally meet Kevin, a middle-aged man with prediabetes, and find out how a clever strategy to habits change has helped him change for the higher.


Week 3

Future orientation in well being – Half I

This part focuses on sustainable options to the problem of creating more healthy meals selections extra typically. Michael Pollan explains his mantra and the way we will use it to make higher meals selections. We additionally start to find sensible ideas for getting ready meals that may assist our well being and pleasure.


Week 4

Future orientation in well being – Half 2

On this part, you will discover extra sensible ideas for grocery purchasing, studying labels, and organizing a balanced meal. We additionally be taught extra about crucial secret ingredient to success: moderation.

  • Present extra


Week 5

Cooking Workshop

Just a few years in the past, a pal of mine began a wholesome consuming and health web site referred to as Grokker. She requested me to make some cooking video tutorials and generously agreed to share a few of them with you. Thanks, Lorna! (If you happen to loved this part, you will discover extra nice cooking and health movies at

Beneficial non-obligatory sources

Beneath is a listing of beneficial books and movies that may assist you deepen your understanding of the course materials. Please discover the suggestions on this listing to be taught extra about meals, well being, consuming behaviors, and extra.

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