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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Lecturer Nadeem Kasmani from Harvard Medical School


The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition: Eating Our Way Through Culture is a course that explores the many ways in which food is embedded in our social and cultural lives. Food is more than just sustenance; it is also a way to express our identities, connect with others, and celebrate our traditions. Through a cross-cultural lens, this course will examine the roles that food plays in social identity, ritual, gender, globalization, the senses, health, the environment, agriculture, poverty, inequality, conflict, social change, religion, the body, memory, diaspora, tourism, media, popular culture, the arts, activism, sustainability, and policy.

By the end of this course, students will have a deep understanding of the complex relationship between food and culture. They will be able to apply anthropological theories and methods to analyze food systems and food-related practices. Students will also be able to critically evaluate the ways in which food is represented in the media and in popular culture.

This course is open to students from all backgrounds, regardless of their prior knowledge of anthropology or nutrition. It is a valuable course for anyone who is interested in learning more about how food shapes our lives and how we can use food to create a more just and sustainable world.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Anthropology of Food and Nutrition , by Nadeem Kasmani

  • Nadeem Kasmani is a physician and global health practitioner who is currently working as a Lecturer and Research Scholar at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

    Dr. Kasmani received his M.D. degree from the school of medicine at the National University of Science and Technology (formerly known as Oman Medical College). After working for two years at Rashid Hospital in UAE, Dr. Kasmani was selected to attend the master's program in Global Health Delivery at HMS. He specializes in both Qualitative and Quantitative research methods. Dr. Kasmani has worked as a global health researcher on various mental health and maternal & child health (MNCH) projects in Tanzania, Haiti, Iraq, Bhutan, Ethiopia, and the United States.

    In December 2020, Dr. Kasmani co-founded Grassroots, a nonprofit dedicated to improving MNCH outcomes and developing Community Health Workforce in limited-resource populations worldwide.

    Dr. Kasmani has a podcast and youtube channel called 'Kasmani Talks - Decolonizing Minds.' More information is available on his personal website.

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