These are my personal opinion and I have not received any remuneration for these.
Coursera and Udemy are my go to sites these days. These online courses make learning and our life easy. When I was browsing the courses in coursera, I found this course called “Child Nutrition and Cooking” offered by Stanford University. It is a self-paced and a free course too, so signed up right away. (It took me 3 months to complete a 6 hrs. course)
It was a great course and the title explains it all. The course starts with why home cooking matters and it gradually moves on to balanced meal and USDA terms and technologies associated with that and food allergies. The term natural food and organic food has become magic words but this course clearly explains what it exactly means and how do we interpret the labels. I really enjoyed the entire course and glad that I let Vaandu to listen and watch the course along with me. He learnt a lot too and I was able to explain about junk food and what a healthy meal is and especially about sugars. These sugars play a major role in kid’s health. The course had quizzes too and that was the fun part.
This course also has great recipe videos and here is a simple one that I tried – Berry smoothie. I never added yogurt and milk together. I have always added either one. But this recipe called for adding both and it came out really well. It’s a simple recipe. Take a handful of blue berries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Blend it along with milk and yogurt. There are many more recipes like this.
The main thing that I learn from this course was how to eat in moderation. Portion control and balanced meal is the key to healthy life style. It’s a great course and worth the time. Ending the post with Julia Child’s quote –
You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.
sangeetha menon says
As a parenting blogger I should also do this course. Thanks for sharing this info.
Its an interesting course Sangeetha. Do try it.
Hey even I liked the courses on Coursera quite a lot, but I couldn’t complete any course that I started :(
Should try and complete this one :)
Hey nice.. Same with me too.. took 3 months to complete this 5 hrs course. They have nice collections naa.. Udemy has good IT related courses.. Try this one.. you will like it.
I tried something on Udacity, is this Udemy a different one ?
Mullai Madavan says
Looks like a great course with lot of info, luv the smoothie too!
yeah Mullai. Thanks
It looks like an awesome course and you have gained a lot of valuable information!
oh yeah absolutely. Thanks
Portion control and balanced meal is the key to healthy life style – this sums it up for me! :)
True GB :-)