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Introduction to Food and Nutrition

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Learn to determine how to eat for better health.


This will help you to improve your own wellbeing, and advise others as well.

You may simply be a parent or spouse wanting to improve the health of your family; but you might also be someone who works in a health food shop, a fitness club, as a food manufacturer or in some other capacity where you have a need to better understand food and nutrition.

Whatever your motivation -personal, business, career or something else -this course offers a well organised and effective way to learn about food and nutrition, far beyond what you might ever achieve by simply reading a book.
This is a holistic learning experience.

The most essential aspect of nutrition is the volume and variety of nutrients a person consumes in their diet. All people require the same nutrients during each stage in their life cycle although the volume of each nutrient necessary does vary. Here we will consider the differences of each life stage specifically and the major nutritional requirements during this time.

Course Contents

There are five lessons in this course as outline below:

Lesson 1 The Digestive System
Nutrition and nutrients 
Food pyramid and recommended daily intake (RDI) 
Population based nutrient requirements
General health recommendations 
Examples of serving size
Understanding the digestive system organs
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 2 Modifying Diet for a Particular Lifestyle or Genetic Disposition
Cultural differences
Genetic considerations
How you eat
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 3 Foods and Their Nutrition
Why do we need to know nutrition in foods?
How to source better food
The impact of food preparation and storage on nutritional value
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 4 Nutrition and Health Disorders
How diet may affect skin
Diet and our bones, joints and muscles
Nutrition and the heart
Diet and the respiratory system
Diet and the urinary system
Diet and the digestive system
Diet and the brain/mental health
Food and psychological wellbeing
Food and respiratory disorders
Food allergy and intolerance
Food and digestive disorders
Diets for specific conditions 

Lesson 5 How to Find Reliable Information on Nutrition 
Nutritional research
Sources of nutritional information
Conditions requiring dietary advice
Weight loss diets
Nutritional supplementation
Other resources
Determining what a person should eat
Tests to determine what a person should eat or should avoid 


Example Pages from the Study Guide

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Introduction to Food and Nutrition Introduction to Food and Nutrition
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