Healthy eating is something that the 20th-century human trying to learn and do. This is because, 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. So, healthy eating is the best and only way to keep us healthy. Well not so much on the “only way”, but it definitely is the best place to start with.
This online Stanford Introduction to Food and Health Online Courses is prepared by Maya Adam, MD from Standford University.
Who is Maya Adam ?
Maya Adam has been teaching at Stanford University since 2009. She also received her BA in Human Biology at Stanford before completing her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent almost 10 years as a professional ballerina in Germany. At the Stanford School of Medicine, she creates online educational content for physicians, medical students and the general public. She is the faculty lead for Digital MEdIC South Africa, an international collaborative online health education initiative. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and writing and is the author of Food Love Family: A Practical Guide to Child Nutrition.
About this Stanford Introduction to Food and Health Online Courses
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, you will also be presented a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives.
If you are looking for a course to learn about Food and Health, this is definitely a must enrol course for you.