Nutrition, Healthier Foods and Special Diets - Foundation

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL015
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £60.00
  • Start Date:
  • Days: MON/FRI
  • Times: 09:00-17:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

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Overview

This nutrition course is aimed at those who are employed in catering environments preparing and serving food and involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients. It is also relevant for those in the health care sector including community workers, carers, care workers, fitness trainers, weight management professionals and the education sector including school caterers and teachers and others involved in the promotion of health. It would also be appropriate as part of lifestyle education for people of all ages, and especially for young people, and anyone interested in healthy eating purely for themselves and their own family. Those involved in the promotion and marketing of food products and services would also benefit from studying this course.

What will I study?

The Government is committed to reducing death and ill health caused by diet-related disease. More than ever, caterers and those preparing and serving food for others need to understand the link between diet and health. Based on the syllabus of the Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets, this course covers the basic principles of nutrition which underpin the production of healthy food, the preparation of special diets, and the effect that nutrition has on our health. This course has been designed to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition and is aimed at those who are employed in catering environments and involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients. It is also relevant for those in the health care, health promotion and education sectors, and for anyone interested in healthy eating purely for themselves and their own family. Those involved in the promotion and marketing of food products and services would also benefit from learning the basics of nutrition and health. Successful completion of the training programme and assessment will enable candidates to:

    Plan healthy meals based around current dietary guidelines and gain an understanding of how to plan healthy meals for different groups of people and age groups
  • Understand specific standards and recommendations that apply to catering for certain groups of people with special requirements
  • Understand how food preparation and processing affects the nutritional value of food
  • Understand the significance of information on food labels

Areas covered include:

    Introduction
  • Guidelines for Healthy Eating
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Nutrition through the Lifecycle
  • Diet & Health
  • Special Diets
  • Food Preservation, Processing and Labelling

How will the course be delivered?

With over 130 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in food, cooking and healthy eating.

How will I be assessed?
What can I do next?

See our other e-learning courses online.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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