Fundamentals of Nutrition & Health
Build knowledge of nutrition in relation to health & the fundamentals of achieving a balanced diet. 6 hours CPD
The Fundamentals of Nutrition & Health course combines innovative technology and learning methods to deliver a truly rewarding experience empowering you with key knowledge on nutrition.
Packed with information that is clear, authoritative and practical, the course lays down the fundamentals of nutrition science which will help you build an understanding of what nutrients are and their roles sources and functions and what serves as a balanced diet.
This course is appropriate for those interested in building fundamental nutrition knowledge and to help answer questions related to health and well-being.
This qualification has been
accredited by the world renowned Continuing Professional Development
(CPD) Service, the standard bearer for professional development, and
provides 6 CPD hours.
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The course is set at Level 3 (straddles GCSE and A’ Level) and is suitable for:
- progressing one’s study/ knowledge of the field
- those working the nutrition; this may be in educational and commercial settings such as fitness centres and health shops
There are three learning objectives that learners are expected to fulfil:
1. Explain the basic processes and science of digestion in relation to nutrition and absorption
2. Explain the function of protein, fat/lipids, carbohydrates, roughage/fibre, water, vitamins and minerals in the diet and identify examples of common food sources
3. Explain what constitutes a balanced diet, in relation to health
The three main areas of the course are:
The digestive system, the single most important aspect of nutrition, is discussed in-depth in relation to analysis of the various primary macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates and fibre).
A comprehensive breakdown of various micronutrients, such as vitamin C, describing their role/ function, deficiency signs, sources and RNI (reference nutrient intake).
3. Elements of a Balanced Diet
A basis of what constituents the basics of a balanced diet, including other considerations for a healthy diet, and important debates/controversies surrounding diet & health.
Upon completion of the course you will be empowered with a solid knowledge of nutrition in relation to health and the fundamentals of achieving a balanced diet.
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Written by Khalid Khan, a former forensic scientist and long established Nutritional Therapist/ educator, the Healthy Eating and Well-being course is based on a simple tenet: good nutrition is vital for health, and good knowledge builds good nutrition.
To help make this is a reality for people, Khalid has drawn from extensive industrial and educational experiences and crafted several online courses. These are aimed at empowering people with informed healthier choices, by considering nutritional, dietary and lifestyle factors.
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Khalid Khan worked as a forensic scientist where he developed investigative skills in scientific analysis. In pursuit of a greater understanding of nutrition and health Khalid re-trained as a Nutritional Therapist and is fully licensed with BANT and CNHC (the regulatory body and the register of Nutritional Therapists in the UK, respectively). He has developed considerable experience in the nutrition field, having worked as nutritional advisor in Harley Street, London, for the Metropolitan Police on a successful health campaign and at the Food Doctor, London as a senior consultant.
He is also a successful practising Nutritional Therapist and adheres to a strong focus of treating his clients as unique beings and seeks to uncover the underlying factors related to nutrition that impinge upon their health.
Khalid is passionate about teaching nutrition and raising the standards of nutrition education and to this end he has previously worked as a:
- Programme Leader of the Nutritional Therapy diploma at the Institute for Optimal Nutrition (ION), the leading nutritional therapy training institute in the UK
- Lecturer and Clinical Assessor on a MSc degree program at Worcester University, a leader in postgraduate nutritional therapy training
Khalid continues to lecture and train complimentary therapists on nutrition with an aim to continue to elevate the profile of this fundamental area of science. Khalid believes strongly that “good nutrition is vital for health and knowledge builds good nutrition”.
To help achieve this Khalid has drawn from his extensive industrial and educational experiences to put together this course that aims to empower people with informed healthier choices, by considering nutritional, dietary and lifestyle factors.