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Introduction to Food and Nutrition
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.
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
Lesson 2 Modifying Diet for a Particular Lifestyle or Genetic Disposition
- Cultural differences
- Genetic considerations
- How you eat
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
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
How do our short courses work?
As you progress through each lesson, you will be provided with a range
of ways you can expand your learning. By choosing what tasks you do and
don't undertake; you can expand in areas that interest you most, and
skip areas of less interest.
You won't miss anything important that you need to know about stress
management though; so long as you read the notes that are presented
alongside these "learn more" suggestions.
At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to
undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is
progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a
more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can
be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and
if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a
"Certificate of Completion".
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for those interested in learning more about
nutritional value of different types of food; weight loss, supplements;
you will learn or revisit what a healthy lifestyle is and how you can
achieve it; help others to develop healthy habits and apply the new
habits onto your/their daily routine.
Example Pages from the Study Guide
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Introduction to Food and Nutrition