Healthy Cooking Specialization
Make Mindful, Sustainable Food Choices & Cook. Learn strategies and skills for protecting your health and the health of the planet.
What you will learn
- Make more environmentally sustainable food choices
- Eat mindfully and rebuild your relationship with food
- Cook using simple, fresh ingredients for health and enjoyment
- How to practice mindful eating or food mindfulness.
Skills you will gain
- mindful eating
- sensible shopping
- sustainable eating
- food mindfulness
About this 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.
Applied Learning Project
In this specialization you will be asked to apply the principles of sustainable, mindful eating and healthy cooking to plan and prepare a meal that will delight the eaters and protect our planet. You’ll be asked to write about your decision-making process and how you applied the principles learned in this specialization to the planning and preparation of your planet-friendly, delicious and healthy meal. Online learning has never tasted this good!