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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, 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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Rating 4.7 based on 1,715 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Jun 26 (35 weeks ago)
Cost $39
From Stanford University via Coursera
Instructor Maya Adam, MD
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Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition

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child nutrition and cooking

I have now taken both "Food and Nutrition" and "Child Nutrition and Cooking" and simply can't get enough.

I would recommend this course for anyone interested in child nutrition and cooking!

An informative, easy-to-understand introduction to child nutrition and cooking.

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.

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.

Child Nutrition and Cooking is an essential course that every parents should learn because most of the habits are built in childhood so building healthy eating habits to children this course is recommended to every parents.

Thank you for educating me on child nutrition and cooking!

Thank you Maya I had completed Child Nutrition and Cooking course.

This course is well crafted and perfect for those who need to understand the basics of child nutrition and cooking.

Child Nutrition and Cooking is good educational for those parents need to learn and more widen knowledge in the health of their kids.

Very basic introduction and crash course to child nutrition and cooking.

I would very much recommend Child Nutrition and Cooking!

Excelente Both my wife and I are pleased to have come across a great course on Child Nutrition and Cooking.

We don't have children, but I really enjoyed taking this online course on child nutrition and cooking offered by Stanford.

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es un curso

Es un curso excelente, la Dra.

Es un curso muy relax, sin embargo esta bien explicado, la expositora Maya MD se ve que tiene un gran dominio del tema y hace mucho hincapié sobre su hijo alérgico, lo cual lo vuelve repetitivo, pero en términos generales me gustó mucho apredí bastante.Gracias por el curso.

Es un curso muy completo, aprendí demasiadas cosas.

Es un curso muy completo, yo lo tomé hace un año y hasta ahora me acuerdo de cada sesion y por su puesto trato de aplicarlo cada dia.

es un curso bastante bueno, que me esta ayudando a crecer mucho en mi estudio y como persona para ver mejor a la socieda.

Es un curso súper dinámico, práctico y entendible, lo adoro, que fácil es aprender, felicidades a los fundadores Coursera!!!!

I'll try to do some nutritive meal Es un curso muy didáctico para seguir constantemente haciendo educación tanto a niños como a sus padres... Yo lo recomiendo a todos los profesionales del área de la nutrición!

Es un curso muy útil para quienes decidimos lo que comen nuestros niños.

Es un curso muy interesante que nos ayuda adquirir conocimientos para poder tomar decisiones que ayuden a la buena y saludable alimentación.

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highly recommend this course

I highly recommend this course.

I would recommend this highly recommend this course to parents/caregivers.

I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn about a healthy lifestyle that then can be passed on to children.

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healthy eating habits

A brief and useful introduction to nutrition and building healthy eating habits from childhood—absolutely worth my time.

Its a wonderfully compiled course which teaches us how to encourage and inculcate good and healthy eating habits in children and also gives an insight into what is food and how can food be made more healthy and palatable.

It’s a pleasant learning opportunity for people who want the best for their kids and it helps to promote healthy eating habits in their homes.

It's also great for families to take to learn steps and background on healthy eating habits.

It was a fun and educational course for all parents out there Excelente course It is very important information how to introduce your children to home cooking and developing healthy eating habits.

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highly recommended


Highly recommended to all moms around the world.

awesome course learned so much I love how easily the teacher describes everything that has to be with nutrition, highly recommended for parents who want to learn about children's nutrition and for health professionals.

Highly recommended!

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended Amazingly simple reasons and ways in which we can keep children's food nutritious and healthy!

highly recommended.

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fácil de entender

I've learned a lot Me encantó el curso, es muy fácil de entender y aporta ideas que nos ayudan en la educación de los niños.

Es un curso muy dinámico e interesante, muestra cada aspecto del temario de forma clara y fácil de entender.Gracias por la instrucción.Recomendado.

Excelente curso, claro, ameno... explicaciones sencillas, entretenido, me encantó Un curso muy completo y fácil de entender.

Muy fácil de entender y de seguir.

very useful coursesimple style of explore the information Excelente curso , muy fácil de entender y mucho que aprender Me gusto bastante el curso, vi de una manera practica de como la nutrición en los niños es de suma importancia para estos tiempos de comida industrializada.

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de los alimentos

Aprendi muchas cosqas nuevas e interesantes en este curso, mucho sobre psicologia infantil a la hora de las comidas, tambien sobre el impacto de los tipos de los alimentos tanto al ser humano como al medio ambiente, la forma del curso es muy practica y te permita tomarlo completo y entenderlo con poco tiempo.

ayudo mucho para mejorar la forma de alimentar a mi familia y me dio una información muy valiosa sobre el beneficio de los alimentos naturales Nice And SimpleAlso the materiel is very interestingI would like to thank for this interesting journeyGod bless you & your nice family LOVE IT very helpful in learning cooking and understanding Eye opening, learning experience!

al ser mexicana le doy mucha importancia a la preparación de los alimentos y sobre todo en la compañia de mis familiares, hacer espacios de comunicacion e interacion disfrutando los placeres.

Me gustó que el curso mezcle recetas de cocina, con el lado científico de los alimentos y la toma de conciencia sobre la importancia de los mismos.

Se enfoca mucho en el impacto ambiental que tiene la producción de los alimentos que consumimos y en ese sentido, nos invita a ser más conscientes y respetuosos con el ambiente y nuestro organismo desde la alimentación en casa.

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very well explained

Very well explained.

Very well explained and videos are easy to understand, however, I recommend this only to parents who are really not giving any thought to their child°s nutrition.

Very well explained, easy to understand and overall very useful information.

Very well explained and described steps by the Instructor!

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common sense

Also, that common sense and confidence go a long way in cooking.

My rating of 4 out of 5 is simply because the information is very basic and, to me, common sense!

However, most of the information is common sense to me.

Very useful nutritional and food information structured with care, combined with common sense advice to apply in every household.The whole package is served with delicate ambient music, practical recipes and kitchen advices, and last but not least, with love towards children and family.One might find inside some controversial aspects as maybe too much frying, cooking in aluminium foil presumed to be bad, using sugar when cooking, but everyone is free to adapt the content to his own perceptions, fears and style.

She doesn't talk about radical targets which are difficult to follow but quite common sense ones.

Wish that the quizzes were more difficult -- they were very straight forward and common sense.

The material was easy to use, great download options specially for the recipes (So I can watch them again while cooking in the kitchen)Questions were a little bit too easy sometimes but summed up the main subject of each weekIt was really nice and soothing to see a doctor telling parents that we have to follow some common sense principles, not a bible of nutrition and cooking for children by the letterAnd THANK YOU for the Nutella, I don't buy it anyway but it shows that it's not that moderation It was super to know all this information and plus have the recipes and see how to make nutrition food for my family.

Some interesting info and some common sense data.

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dr. maya adam

Hello and special Thanks to Dr. Maya Adam.

Dr. Maya Adam is an excellent professor, one we trust immediately and can follow along.

The teaching method was highly impressive and Dr. Maya Adam really inspired me.

My all the best wishes to Dr. Maya Adam such a great work and hope see more from her.Thank you.Regards,Shoukat Shadat Ali This class is awesome I enjoyed the course and I cooked some of the dishes it is really taste great beside it is healthythank you!

I appreciate that Dr. Maya Adam made the lecture personal by sharing her experiences and including her family in the videos.

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lo recomiendo

lo recomiendo totalmente, aprendí demasiado y espero replicar todo lo aprendido con mi familia y amigos!

estuvo increible, si lo recomiendo y muy pratico.

lo recomiendo mucho.

Muy buen curso, excelente, lo recomiendo totalmente.

Lo recomiendo a todas las madres.

lo recomiendo!

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year old

I love all the recipes and I have done most of then at home for my 9 year old son, he loved them.

The video animations were so engaging that even my 4 year old son found them interesting and paid attention when I was taking the course.

Eventhough I did not learn much new, I got assurance via this course, that what and how I cook for my 2 year old is healthy and the right way.

I took this course because of my four year old picky eater.

My 2 year old son loves them!!

I made better decisions about what I want to feed my family....especially my 2 year old granddaughter that pretty much loves all veggies and fruit.

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Rating 4.7 based on 1,715 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 hours of videos and quizzes
Starts Jun 26 (35 weeks ago)
Cost $39
From Stanford University via Coursera
Instructor Maya Adam, MD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition

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