Diet and Nutrition

£24.95

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Awareness of the Importance of Diet and Nutrition
The course aims to promote awareness of the importance of diet and nutrition, and knowledge of how to provide a balanced and nutritional diet. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify the changing needs of people, be aware of the legislative requirements and obligations, understand our body’s nutritional needs, understand what is needed to achieve a balanced diet, have a basic awareness of how to store and prepare food, how to identify and respond to individual needs, and be aware of the importance of food presentation.

Diet and Nutrition is a trainer led course that is delivered with a guided learning hours of 4 hours and available nationally through our approved instructors.

We also have an online and classroom Food Hygiene course if required, or as an addition to this course. This course covers nutrition and diet, while the food hygiene course covers keeping food safe from storage to table.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hours and 34 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Care workers
  • Hospital staff
  • The food industry

Curriculum:

  • Malnutrition and the risks
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition support
  • Person centred approach
  • Nutritional screening
  • Who should be screened
  • Body mass index
  • Responsibilities of settings
  • Keeping people healthy
  • Digestive system
  • What are calories
  • Energy balance
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fibre
  • Fats and Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water and hydration
  • Micro-nutrients
  • Water and Calcium
  • Older people, nutrition and hydration
  • Standards in care