Child Nutrition and Cooking

开始时间: 04/22/2022 持续时间: 5 weeks

所在平台: CourseraArchive

课程类别: 医学

大学或机构: Stanford University(斯坦福大学)

授课老师: Maya Adam



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Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and wellbeing 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.


Week one: Introduction to the problem - the childhood obesity epidemic facing the USA in particular and many developed nations who are following suit. Why should we care and what can be done? Cooking also starts this week with how to make a simple breakfast and a stir-fry. We also explore the six basic ingredients every cook should have on hand!

Week two: What constitutes a balanced meal? Learn tricks for controlling portion sizes while maintaining satisfaction; cooking continues with more healthy breakfast alternatives, an easy dinner all in one dish, and a simple, (gluten-free) cake for special occasions.

Week three: How to pack a quick, healthy lunch for a child and why this is so important; how to shop for fruits and vegetables (and teach children to love them); making over our children's favorite foods, and more healthy treats.

Week four: Gardening as a way of getting children excited about fresh foods; more creative ideas for serving vegetables and basic techniques for making soups and cooking fish.

Week five: Summing it all up. What have we learned about encouraging the right food choices despite environmental challenges like advertising and readily available processed foods? Cooking this week: the simple stew, a basic homemade salad dressing plus a Sunday morning treat that will make the whole family smile.



Learn the basics of child nutrition and how to make healthy meals for healthy children and families.


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