Child Nutrition and Cooking 2.0

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Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and wellbeing across the lifespan. In the USA, we are in the midst of a childhood obesity epidemic that threatens to leave our children with a shorter life expectancy than their parents. As processed foods become more readily available around the world, other developed nations are beginning to follow suit. This course examines contemporary child nutrition in America from the individual decisions made by each family to the widespread food marketing targeting our children.  The health risks associated with obesity in childhood are also discussed. Students will learn what constitutes a healthy diet for children and adults and how to prepare simple, delicious foods aimed at inspiring a lifelong celebration of easy home-cooked meals. This course will help prepare students to be the leading health providers, teachers and parents of the present and future.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 6 months ago
This was my first on-demand course in Coursera. I liked it a lot. The videos are very interesting and easy to follow. Scientific principles are presented in a very easy to digest way and everything is related back to real life examples. I think for some people the information may be a bit basic but it is probably a great place to start if you are just getting into nutrition.
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2/10 starsDropped
5 years, 4 months ago
I started this course, but was very turned off by the infomercial feel of the presentation. The content appeared to be solid, but pleading to 'save the children' and the sentimental music was just too much to consider the presentation academic. I stopped the course after 6 - 8 videos.  I strongly recommend removing the sound track.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 14 reviews
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5 years, 9 months ago
An easy to understand course which is fun and taught in an interesting way with mostly cooking videos and illustrations. Discussion forums are very active and the lecturer is very engaging. There are 40,000 students taking this course.
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4/10 starsDropped
  • 8 reviews
  • 7 completed
5 years, 11 months ago
I thought the course would be more about the theoretcial part of planning meals and nutrition. Cooking and sharing recipes was not what I appreciate.
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3/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 5 months ago
I'm taking the course now, and will probably complete it (there's just one week left). Pro: \- Anyone can take it. You really don't need any prior knowledge at all. It's really basic. \- The teacher is nice and the lecture aren't boring at all. You can watch them with your kids too. \- The optional videos are interesting and amazingly tons of times better then the lectures. Cons: \- It's too basic. The quizzes are easily doable by an 8 y.o. without even watching the videos. The level is not raising throughout the course. You start basic and finish basic. \- The teacher is not a cook, but a doctor, and the biggest part of the lecture is cooking. She's doing so many errors on basic recipes... and I'd be ok if the cooking wasn't almost everything this class is teaching. Maybe saying something about theoretical nutrition would have been a bit more interesting. \- The perr assesment is too vague, not really a challenge in any way. \- They... I'm taking the course now, and will probably complete it (there's just one week left). Pro: \- Anyone can take it. You really don't need any prior knowledge at all. It's really basic. \- The teacher is nice and the lecture aren't boring at all. You can watch them with your kids too. \- The optional videos are interesting and amazingly tons of times better then the lectures. Cons: \- It's too basic. The quizzes are easily doable by an 8 y.o. without even watching the videos. The level is not raising throughout the course. You start basic and finish basic. \- The teacher is not a cook, but a doctor, and the biggest part of the lecture is cooking. She's doing so many errors on basic recipes... and I'd be ok if the cooking wasn't almost everything this class is teaching. Maybe saying something about theoretical nutrition would have been a bit more interesting. \- The perr assesment is too vague, not really a challenge in any way. \- They kept the interesting part (nutrition) optional, focusing on the cooking only. In general I'm not totally satisfied by this course. I don't think every course must be difficult, but the overall quality of this is too low to be considered a good Stanford course (considering that the level is not raising from the start to the end). As a suggestion, I would have liked to see a real cook, togheter with the nutrinionist. The cook could have cooked (the thing the nutritionist is doing now) and the nutritionist talk about is really interesting subject.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 5 months ago
I'm a seasoned cook and my kids are grown but I still found Dr Adam's (Just Cook for Kids) Child Nutrition and Cooking refreshing and fun. Dr Adam is extremely passionate about the subject of healthy kids and she wants people to know just how easy it is to provide the children in our lives, healthy, delicious food. Her approach to this course was very clever ~ package the most pertinent information in an eye-catching manner in a bite-size video lesson along with a simple, tasty recipe. That's it. Along with the short (maybe 20-30 minutes total) video lessons, there was also a multiple-try weekly quiz and (an optional) weekly peer-reviewed recipe submission. I'm not a fan of Coursera forums but I did enjoy seeing the chatter on this class as parents who wanted to learn to make healthier meals for their kids learned and got inspiration from "old pros" and the seasoned cooks got insight and ideas as well. The only "hitches" I initially ... I'm a seasoned cook and my kids are grown but I still found Dr Adam's (Just Cook for Kids) Child Nutrition and Cooking refreshing and fun. Dr Adam is extremely passionate about the subject of healthy kids and she wants people to know just how easy it is to provide the children in our lives, healthy, delicious food. Her approach to this course was very clever ~ package the most pertinent information in an eye-catching manner in a bite-size video lesson along with a simple, tasty recipe. That's it. Along with the short (maybe 20-30 minutes total) video lessons, there was also a multiple-try weekly quiz and (an optional) weekly peer-reviewed recipe submission. I'm not a fan of Coursera forums but I did enjoy seeing the chatter on this class as parents who wanted to learn to make healthier meals for their kids learned and got inspiration from "old pros" and the seasoned cooks got insight and ideas as well. The only "hitches" I initially saw was that the course was definitely packaged for the Western student in that cooking assignments (thankfully optional as I previously noted) did not take into account the difficulty some students might have even having regular access to a kitchen let alone being able to shop at the drop of a hat. Thankfully Dr Adam was flexible and willing to work with these issues. If you have children in your life and you've never been much of a cook but would like some inspiration, Child Nutrition and Cooking is a wonderful introduction to how easy and fun, and how *important* making meals for your kids can be. If you think you've been there, done that and know it all, give it a try, you may get some new ideas and possibly be inspired by the forums. Highly recommended.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 5 months ago
It was definitely one of the nicest courses here on Coursera. It was basic, at times even too basic, but the technical quality of the videos, the mode of presentation and everything was just superb. What scared me was the fact that the organizers thought such basic of basic courses is necessary at all - I've been eating home-cooked meals ever since I remember and the thought that adults might need such basic information as to how to do a smoothie or a stew is just making me enter into panic mode - how bad the cooking and eating habits in the US must be to justify the level of this course. Scary thought, and the cultural difference and distance is showing... The main take-away message, "cooking is so easy" is really scary, when you put it in such context... I gave a lot of stars to this course - because as for its intended purpose - encourage people who hasn't been eager to cook at home to do so because it's not difficult, it does gre... It was definitely one of the nicest courses here on Coursera. It was basic, at times even too basic, but the technical quality of the videos, the mode of presentation and everything was just superb. What scared me was the fact that the organizers thought such basic of basic courses is necessary at all - I've been eating home-cooked meals ever since I remember and the thought that adults might need such basic information as to how to do a smoothie or a stew is just making me enter into panic mode - how bad the cooking and eating habits in the US must be to justify the level of this course. Scary thought, and the cultural difference and distance is showing... The main take-away message, "cooking is so easy" is really scary, when you put it in such context... I gave a lot of stars to this course - because as for its intended purpose - encourage people who hasn't been eager to cook at home to do so because it's not difficult, it does great. Actually, I even had a feeling that the course videos could make a fantastic ad-replacement in public television - the videos were a professional example of kitchen/cooking tv and would fit right in between other, longer shows. However, I believe that it could be improved by giving some more input into nutrition and especially nutrition for children. There is lots and lots information about adult nutrition everywhere, but the child nutrition information that is around is often tainted with folk legends or cultural traditions, and it is difficult to know which is tainted, and which is reliable. I think a course with more technical information and a course that would emphasize going out and experimenting more on your own would be much appreciated - I completed the course with a feeling that it didn't do much for my home-cooking, as I knew most of the recipes or some variations of them, and the course failed to direct me into new things, or new directions.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
  • 4 reviews
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6 years, 5 months ago
I appreciated a doctor at a prestigious university verifying processed food is bad for your health. Government, through the lobbyist-controlled USDA and FDA, isn't being honest with us. Dr. Adams speaks directly to parents (mothers, mostly) and says start cooking simple foods at home if you want your children to be healthy. The videos are short and non-technical, but there are optional presentations and readings that go more in-depth. It changed my behavior for the better.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 5 months ago
This is one course that I actually look forward to. The lectures are short, informative and presented creatively. I like the cooking assignments very much...which translated to me cooking balanced meals for my family more often. Just DONT EXPECT too many technical terms regarding nutrition and cooking. This course, I believe, was just to encourage more families to prepare and cook balanced meals to prevent diseases (like obesity, diabetes, etc) in the future.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 5 months ago
I am finding this course to be very effective in that it's changing the way I feed my family! I took a nutrition course in college, but it didn't change my eating behaviors like this one has. I guess the instructor has purposefully kept the required parts of the course simple so as to reach the people who need this information the most and, at least for me, it's working. Thanks, Stanford and Coursera!
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