About The Course

***This course has been closed to new registrants***

This self-paced mini-course consists of three online modules focusing on the links between nutrition, health, and disease:

  1. Dr. Walter Willett will present Dietary Quality and Chronic Disease Prevention.
  2. Dr. Frank Hu will present Curbing the Global Obesity Epidemic: From Science to Policy.
  3. Dr. Eric Rimm will present Popular Diets: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  

Each module will include videos and short, interspersed quizzes that reinforce the main takeaways. Each module will take approximately 1.5–2 hours to complete, for a total program length of approximately five (5) hours.

To receive a certificate of completion from the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, you must complete all three modules, successfully score 75% or greater on each quiz, and complete the course evaluation. Registered dietitians can complete this course for five (5) continuing education credits.

Below are brief summaries of the materials addressed in each module to provide a better understanding of the information presented throughout the course. Please see the Before You Begin section for technical requirements and further details.

Support for this course was provided by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.