Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights

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Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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This seven week course will explore nutrition concepts that take center stage in mainstream media outlets and become conversation topics among consumers interested in food choice as it relates to optimal health and physical performance.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 15 reviews
  • 9 completed
4 years, 11 months ago
It's a good course for people who cares about his own health. The teacher got a clean voice very easy to understand
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 14 reviews
  • 14 completed
5 years, 1 month ago
This is a very information and well-presented course. Its strengths include very interesting and useful aspect of nutrition from the fitness angle, how your body converts what you eat into fuel and storage. It also explains the difference between food allergy and intolerance. The guest speakers share their real life perspective which differentiates this from other nutrition courses. Well done, Jamie for putting together such an excellent MOOC ! I am happy to be one of 55,000 students taking this popular course.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 completed
5 years, 2 months ago
I'm interested in nutrition, so a lot of the concepts were familiar. With that said, I think this course should be required for pretty much everyone, everywhere. The instructor is clearly up-to-date with her knowledge on nutrition and trends, and she explains things very clearly. I think the class is easy, but that's partially because it's so well laid-out and things are explained so well. Highly recommended.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 33 reviews
  • 31 completed
5 years, 4 months ago
A good solid introduction to nutrition. Taught by an affable instructor. Appreciated that she conducted live open chats with students. Contains a lot of fascinating and enlightening info such as what kinds of health claims can a food manufacturer make and claims that are not approved by the American Food and Drug Administration. The video lectures are a bit overproduced with flashy graphics but can be easily overlooked. I also appreciated the many outside web links that were provided in the course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 completed
5 years, 7 months ago
I went into the course with quite a lot of reading about nutrition, so none of the concepts were new to me. The course was mostly about learning the basic facts and definitions in nutrition. That's why it was not "difficult." I enjoyed the lectures. Jamie Pope was animated and stayed right on target. There was no "wasted" time. The few interviews with an author about how people eat around the world and with a vegan student were quite memorable. The Google Hangouts were a nice chance to ask more questions and get a "live sense" of the professor. My favorite part of the course were the "projects." We kept a food diary, something I'd never done. We examined the supplements we took, again, something I'd never done. We tried to get more plant meals into our diets. That was easy as I am already a vegetarian. Still, it was interesting seeing the challenges my fellow students had. Jamie Pope was very engaging and engaged. When students quest... I went into the course with quite a lot of reading about nutrition, so none of the concepts were new to me. The course was mostly about learning the basic facts and definitions in nutrition. That's why it was not "difficult." I enjoyed the lectures. Jamie Pope was animated and stayed right on target. There was no "wasted" time. The few interviews with an author about how people eat around the world and with a vegan student were quite memorable. The Google Hangouts were a nice chance to ask more questions and get a "live sense" of the professor. My favorite part of the course were the "projects." We kept a food diary, something I'd never done. We examined the supplements we took, again, something I'd never done. We tried to get more plant meals into our diets. That was easy as I am already a vegetarian. Still, it was interesting seeing the challenges my fellow students had. Jamie Pope was very engaging and engaged. When students questioned having a vendor provide a lecture, she responded quickly that she understood our concerns. She even planned to add another week in the next edition to address a topic that came up a lot: food allergies. This is a very solid beginning course in nutrition. I think teens as well as adults would find it interesting and learn a lot.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
5 years, 10 months ago
I have always been interested in nutrition, but have never had the opportunity to take any classes. I tried a couple of the other nutrition classes on Coursera, but honestly there was too much "science" to shift thru to get to basic information I could actually understand and use. This class has been great and really practical. Some of the people on the discussion board get a little out of hand - seems like they just wanted a place to talk about their views and put down any body who sees things any other way. I think the instructor has done a great job and handled the thousands of different students with grace and experience.
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