Stanford University, offers free online course on Child Nutrition and Cooking, commencing in Jan 2014.
Child Nutrition and Cooking 2.0
Medical and Health
About the course:
Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well being 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.
2-4 hours / week
How to apply:
Apply online (https://www.coursera.org/course/childnutrition)