Aug 27, 2019
Very informative and useful. I'm from India and I look forward to study more about nutritional values of different foods. This course gave me a head-start and information to pursue my goal. Thank You!
Jun 22, 2018
It was an amazing course that allowed for me to be much more conscious of what I was eating and pushed me to strive to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Overall, it was very entertaining and informative!
교육 기관: Georgia V•
May 07, 2019
it could be more extensive and not so rushed. the recipes at the end were a nice surprise :)
교육 기관: Hilary P•
Aug 28, 2019
Good course, but it would be better if it delved into more information about the nutrients in food and how to balance your diet in that sense.
교육 기관: Marco P•
Sep 27, 2019
It was a short but interesting course. It wasn't much deep in my opinion.
교육 기관: Virat M•
Sep 06, 2019
A very basic course just skimming over information. I wish that more in-depth material was included. I got the feeling that it was designed to promote M. Pollan's books and point of view. Nevertheless, there were some useful tips and hence the 3-star rating.
교육 기관: Alexander U•
Sep 04, 2019
Interesting, but did not learn much I did not already know. Course was nice though, would recommend it to my acquaintances. I would diversify the references, and not always have Michael Pollan (some controversial stuff there), even though his interviews were on point and politically correct. :)
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: 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: 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: Maria F G G R•
Oct 21, 2019
Very basic stuff
교육 기관: Juan J M•
Oct 23, 2019
Dynamic and complete but some topics were a little basic
교육 기관: michela c•
Nov 27, 2019
I was expecting a deeper lecture about, but was good to initiate the studies about nutrients.
교육 기관: Herb C•
Oct 31, 2019
I heard a lot of "party line" statements and few truly scientific references. There was the dumming down comment about what "average people can pronounce". Well for of all "average people say "prah sessed" not "PRO sessed". Second that's just stupid. What other people can or cannot pronounce has nothing to do with health. In fact, learning how to pronounce the ingredients and looking up what they are is far more helpful. THAT would help people to learn what's in their food and how manufacturers hide things in the food. I was disappointed with the lack scientific reference and the arrogance of certainty presented. It really felt like a long commercial put on by the "vegetable lobby". There were some good tips but they were overshadowed by the emphasis on the non-scientific ones.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
교육 기관: Walter S•
Jan 22, 2016
They talked a little about LDL and HDL which is good.
But the rest was just a summary of avoid processed foods, eat less and eat less meat and ways to do it. It is important, but I thought the course lacked science and it was very very short.
교육 기관: Elena K A•
Feb 20, 2016
Not much content
교육 기관: Leyton S•
Jan 23, 2016
Not in depth enough
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: Jenny B•
Feb 02, 2016
Really very basic, anyone with an interest in the subject is likely to know most of this already. nicely presented though, good quality videos.