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.
교육 기관: Daria K•
Oct 01, 2019
It's strange to see non-healthy recipes after recommendation of mostly plant-based diet in the course.
교육 기관: Courtney D•
Oct 04, 2019
I found this course very basic and almost all of what was said was pretty obvious to me. I would say this course is more suitable to people who have absolutely no knowledge about nutrition, food and health.
교육 기관: Soumya A•
Oct 06, 2019
The course should have touched upon micro nutrients too, it feels incomplete as of now.
교육 기관: Ruslan•
Oct 05, 2019
I don't trust health "experts" found on Internet but Coursera has some credibility, especially if course is published by Stanford University. That was a reason why I enrolled into it - wanted to get facts I can trust.
There was very basic information about nutritious, acid and proteins without scientific facts really. I found 1/3 of the videos are useful but remaining part is an interview (sic!) with journalist. Seriously, Dr. was asking opinion on the food from the writer. Not much science in this, isn't it? And a last thing I'd expect is a few hours of recipes - I'd rather prefer to hear for foundation which would help me to make a right decision when it comes down to cooking
Another thing caught my attention is statement that home cooking - is the only way to eat healthy. I love cooking but I don't have time to do so. Is there naive assumption that all restaurants cook from the processed food or was it a way to sell something?
For somebody who consider this course - it might worth for the basic information about what is the food. Don't expect science
교육 기관: Chiara R•
Feb 02, 2019
Way to easy and too basic, can be completed in 1 or 2 hours.
교육 기관: EDITH V P•
Jan 11, 2019
The course is very clear, has really good information, in general everything was great until I finished the week 4, then the next day I wanted to follow with week 5 "cooking workshop" but I couldn't because the course was labeled as "finished" and now I cannot see the cooking videos, I can only see the videos for week 1 and the others are not available.
교육 기관: Mark•
Feb 11, 2019
Pleasant and informative but VERY simplistic which was surprising for a Stanford course; I was expecting more on the bio/chemistry of nutrition and digestion, but this was more of a cooking show...
교육 기관: Jennifer B•
Feb 22, 2019
Extremely basic in content but professional in presentation. Frankly, I'm surprised that this is a Stanford course. I expected something less elementary.
교육 기관: Luke R•
Jan 13, 2019
Perhaps helpful for someone looking to change their western diet for health reasons. However, I wouldn't recommend this course for anyone feeling like they will gain a dense (even introductory) knowledge of the science within nutrition. The first week has some insight that was new to me, but everything after was just about how to change your diet, shop and eventually recipes.
교육 기관: A•
Sep 05, 2018
Aside from the recipes presented in Week 5, the course is very general and in my opinion does not teach valuable information about nutrition.
The advices that were given concerning choices in nutrition are very basic and in my opinion they are common knowledge.
교육 기관: Lisa v V•
Feb 21, 2017
Useful information about nutrition, I would've loved to learn more about that. The part about home-cooking and how to reduce the health risks when cutting an onion where too superficial and unnecessary for me.
교육 기관: Anna J•
Jun 20, 2017
I live in the Czech republic (central Europe) and I didn't learn anything new about nutrition in this course. I know it all, from my mother and my grandmother and, well, we all know it should by like this, not saying it IS like this :-) but for me this course was very interesting as a "sociological research". Are there really people who don't know that home cooking is healthier than highly processed fast food? Are there people who don't know how important vegetable is? Very often I was just thinking "are you kidding me or is this the real life in the US?"
교육 기관: Deniz Ö•
Mar 27, 2017
It is a kind of introduction course as it was mentioned on course info, however it is very basic.
If there would be follow up courses about the same topic it is a good start, otherwise that is not a learning based lecture.
Thank you for your understanding.
교육 기관: Nadine E•
Aug 07, 2016
This is a very basic course on food and nutrition. I would consider the majority of the content to be common sense. I would not recommend it if you already have an interest or general knowledge of nu
교육 기관: GBT•
Apr 18, 2017
Did not go into enough detail, reiterated home cooking and spoil rate but did not get into specifics. Perhaps another class on what foods do what in your body would be beneficial.
교육 기관: Giacomo M•
Jul 06, 2018
Probably my delusion has been caused by different kind of expectation: nothing about this course is "wrong" I just found it excessively simple and basic, perhaps directed to a public that never took a knife and cut some vegetables before. I was hoping in some more technical information, and nutritional biology.. it looked more like a well made commercial for a healthy life stile.
교육 기관: Sebastian S•
May 12, 2018
Vegan propaganda and encourage you to eat shitty foods such as pasta. Can't believe it.
교육 기관: juliana F•
Oct 30, 2017
very basic, I was expecting a more in depth approach.
교육 기관: Irene S•
Aug 25, 2017
Very well made, but waaaaay too easy, not enough information and more of a first session at your nutritionist without the personalised information - for someone who has never ever showed an interest in nutrition before. Especially the choice as Michael Pollan as the only "expert" invited by the main host to join is very questionable. I would have liked to have more detailed information and real experts of nutrition and not writing.
교육 기관: Mohamed A•
Jan 29, 2018
In my opinion this course not help me as a doctor to know about diet,calories,regems,the calories of each ingredient i find this information is simple and every one can recognize it i want more medical information that help me to work in nourishment
교육 기관: Leyton S•
Jan 23, 2016
Not in depth enough
교육 기관: Elena K A•
Feb 20, 2016
Not much content
교육 기관: Claude J G•
Feb 14, 2016
The course is essentially a self-help guide focusing on the idea that cooking real food promotes health. This is certainly a message that many people need to hear.
Unfortunately, the advice concerning what to eat is less sound. Let me illustrate this with a historical counterexample.
Around 75 years ago, a Canadian dentist visited my home country of Switzerland, where he examined the health and diet of a population in a secluded mountain valley. He found them to be of exceptional health. Their diet?
breakfast: rye sourdough bread, butter and cheese
lunch: rye sourdough bread, butter and cheese
dinner: rye sourdough bread, butter, cheese and potatoes, along with some vegetables in the warmer half of the year, and small amounts of meat on Sundays
Contrary to four fundamental recommendations in the course, these people ate a lot of saturated fat (butter) and animal protein (cheese), but few vegetables and had hardly any variation in their diet.
They did prepare their own food, grown or pastured locally, in very mineral-rich soil, which imparted their butter and cheese with very high amounts of fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2. Perhaps animal foods are not as unhealthy as the course suggests, and food (and soil) quality is paramount.
Instead of taking this course, watch Maya Adam's TEDx talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gyIkA-crM) and browse the recommendations of the Weston A. Price Foundation (http://www.westonaprice.org/) to learn what to cook, in particular their Healthy4Life dietary guidelines (http://www.westonaprice.org/wp-content/uploads/Healthy4LifeEnglish.pdf). If you still need a self-help guide to actually start cooking your own food then by all means, take this course. It'll only take you about an hour.
교육 기관: Yang G•
Feb 28, 2016
general and shallow, not very informative, could be inspirational for those haven't cooked in a long time. recipe are at the end of course.
교육 기관: aliya b•
Oct 17, 2017
Great, but takes much more time, than could be.
It would be the same to find 20-min recording of a good educational TV-channel programme.
Stanford in title doesn't refer to any academical sense, but to time relevance and confidence (and activity of Stanford food policy institute).
Has regional specifics (fats, obesity, how to use (keep in hand) knife).
Recommend only if you like to take a brake learning engineering or linear models on coursera.