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Child Nutrition and Cooking

Monday, August 29, 2016
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Next Session Opens August 29th!

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 self-paced 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.

We are now offering the opportunity to take Child Nutrition and Cooking for a Course Certificate.

Can I earn a Course Certificate if I completed this course before they were available?
In order to verify one’s identity and maintain academic integrity, learners who completed assignments or quizzes prior to August 1st, 2016 will need to redo and resubmit these assessments in order to earn a Course Certificate. Though your deadlines may have technically passed, please be assured that you may resubmit both types of assessments at any time. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we strive to ensure the integrity and value of our certificates.

Self-paced online course
5 hours of videos and quizzes
Statement of Accomplishment: None
Subtitles: English, Spanish


Maya Adam


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.