Nutrition and Healthy Eating Training Course
A healthy, well-balanced and nutritious diet is essential for good physical health and positive mental wellbeing.
In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, our bodies require a variety of vitamins and minerals which we must obtain
from the food that we eat.
This course aims to provide learners with an introduction to nutrition and healthy eating so that they know more about which foods make
up a nutritious menu, understand the link between diet and health, and can effectively use the information provided by the Eatwell Guide
to create a balanced diet.
Developed by a qualified dietician
Accredited by CPD
Follows the CIEH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets syllabus
Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
Full audio voiceover
Approximate duration: 3-4 hours
On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Nutrition and Healthy Eating Course?
This course has been designed to provide people with a basic understanding of nutrition and so is suitable for
learners of all levels. No pre-requisite knowledge or training is required.
The course is particularly beneficial for those whose job roles involve catering, serving food to the public or creating menus.
For example, people who work in restaurants, cafes and canteens, such as in a school, hospital, care setting or prison or simply at home.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day.
This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
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The course is divided into 11 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end.
- Introduction to nutrition – what is nutrition? The Eatwell Guide, key terms, malnutrition, energy and your responsibilities.
- Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate – high and low quality proteins, combining and balancing proteins, visible and invisible fats, fatty
acids, simple and complex carbohydrates, balancing carbohydrates and dietary fibre.
- Water and Fluids - water, hydration, dehydration and alcohol.
- Essential Vitamins – vitamins A, D, E, K and C, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 and folate.
- Essential Minerals - an explanation of the different types of
carbohydrate and fibre, where they can be found and what they are used for. The
importance of fluids.
- Using the Eatwell Guide to Create a Balanced Diet – 8 tips for eating well, the Eatwell Guide, proportions, fruit and vegetables,
starchy carbohydrates, dairy and alternatives, proteins, oils and spreads and fatty, salty and sugary foods.
- How Diet Affects Health - why people neglect a healthy diet, dietary targets, obesity, cutting down on sugar, heart disease,
cutting down on saturated fat and salt, diabetes and food allergies and intolerances.
- Nutritional Requirements of Different Groups – infants, children, adolescents, adults, pregnant women, older people, ethnic and religious groups, vegetarians and slimmers.
- Catering for Different Diets – schools, hospitals, residential homes and prisons.
- How Food Processing Affects Nutrition – what is processed food? High and low temperatures, the effects of cooking, drying, controlling air-flow, chemical preservatives,
food additives, irradiation and fortification.
- Food Labelling – food labelling regulations, nutrition information and nutritional
Aims of the course
- Understand which foods make up a healthy, well-balanced diet.
- Understand the roles that protein, fat and carbohydrate play in the diet, plus the best foods to eat in order to obtain these nutrients.
- Understand the importance of essential vitamins and minerals and know where they can be found.
- Know how to use the Eatwell Guide to create a balanced diet and healthy menu.
- Have an awareness of how a poor diet can negatively impact health and wellbeing.
- Understand the different nutritional requirements that people may have and know how to cater for them.
- Understand how processing, including cooking and preservation, affects the nutrient content of food.
- Know how to interpret the information provided on pre-packaged food labels.
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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 30 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.
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