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Introduction to Food and Nutrition- Short Course

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Learn the Fundamentals of Human Nutrition with our 20hr Self-Paced Short Course.

Quality Nutrition is an essential building block for good health - and good health is essential for building a happy, fulfilling lifestyle.

This short course will give you the knowledge you need to link food intake with health and wellbeing effects.

This can help you to ensure you're providing your body, or those of your loved ones or clients, with everything they need to look, feel and achieve their best.


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


How does this course 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.



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Introduction to Food and Nutrition- Short Course Introduction to Food and Nutrition- Short Course
$220.00 In stock