Child Nutrition and Cooking, a self-paced free online course – University of Stanford

[ 0 ] 04/06/2014 |


At a Glance

  • Self-paced online course – began in 2013 and is still available for free
  • 5 hours of videos and quizzes
  • Statement of Accomplishment: None
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Click here and watch the videos

About this Course

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.

About the Instructor


Maya Adam, MD, Lecturer, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University

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 ballet dancer in Germany. Now, she is the mother of three young boys and lectures on child health and nutrition at Stanford. She spends her free time trampoline-jumping with the children and cooking for family and friends. She also enjoys writing in her spare time and her work has appeared in The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail and O Magazine.

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