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Nutrition and Health

Designed for people who are looking to enter into or progress within the health and social care sector, or with a personal interest.

The  number of obese people in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25  years, reaching what many doctors believe to be ‘epidemic’ proportions.  Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening  conditions; understanding the benefits of a balanced diet
and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.

Course Content

  • Gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding of key subject areas

  • Food safety for the home

  • Principles of healthy food preparation

  • Connections between food and feelings

Mandatory units

  • Healthy eating

  • Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals

  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

  • Weight management

  • Eating disorders

  • Food safety for the home environment