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Stanford University

Food Sustainability, Mindful Eating, and Healthy Cooking

Stanford University via Coursera Specialization


This specialization is intended for anyone seeking to improve their health, protect our planet and build a stronger, more positive relationship with food. The courses aim to improve knowledge about the relationships between our health, our food, how our food is made, and our environment, while inspiring us to make decisions that will protect our health and the health of the environment. After completing the specialization a learner with no previous food, nutrition, sustainable, mindful eating, or cooking skills will be able to 1. evaluate contemporary food choices for their impact on both human health and planetary sustainability, 2. achieve stepwise personal behavior change towards healthier, more sustainable eating, 3. prepare healthy, delicious meals using simple techniques and readily available ingredients, and 4. incorporate into their lives, the practice of food mindfulness, dietary moderation, varied meal composition and self-compassion with regard to their eating behaviors and food choices. Together, these skills and competencies will facilitate a lifelong, positive and health-promoting relationship with food for each individual learner and for their loved ones. Special thanks to: Lucas Oliver Oswald, Desiree Labeaud, Christopher Gardner, William Bottini, Sejal Parekh, Arielle Wenokur, Janine Van Schoor, Ann Doerr, Bonnie Maldonado, Perry Pickert and the fantastic team at Friday Films.


Course 1: Rebuilding Our Relationship with Food
- Offered by Stanford University. Have you ever made a conscious effort to change the way you eat (for health or other reasons) and then felt ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Introduction to Food and Our Environment
- Offered by Stanford University. This course is designed to help learners around the world become more sustainable eaters. Course videos can ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Cooking for Busy Healthy People
- Offered by Stanford University. Cooking is one of the most powerful ways in which we can optimize our enjoyment of great quality food while ... Enroll for free.

Taught by

Maya Adam


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