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Introduction to Food and Nutrition- Short Course

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Learn to determine how to eat for better health!

Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about healthy eating and nutrition.

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.

Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.

Course Contents- What do you learn?

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
  • Digestion
  • General health recommendations
  • Examples of serving size
  • Understanding the digestive system organs

Lesson 2 Modifying Diet for a Particular Lifestyle or Genetic Disposition

  • Lifestyle
  • 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?

You can enrol at any time.

Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.

Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam. ( email- [email protected] )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course. [email protected]


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. 


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Introduction to Food and Nutrition- Short Course Introduction to Food and Nutrition- Short Course
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