Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. The culture of eating has changed significantly in recent decades, especially in parts of the world where processed foods dominate our dietary intake. This course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family. The health risks associated with obesity in childhood are also discussed. Participants 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 participants to be the leading health providers, teachers and parents of the present and future.The text and other material in this course may include the opinion of the specific instructor and are not statements of advice, endorsement, opinion, or information of Stanford University.
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Child Nutrition and Cooking
Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. The culture of eating has changed significantly in recent decades, ...
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You will learn
There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Nutrition knowledge.
This course is for
This course is suitable for beginners.
Stanford School of Medicine
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.