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Healthy Eating & Well-being

Build knowledge of nutrition & the confidence to apply this knowledge to aspects of health & well-being. 11 hours CPD / Association for Nutrition Level 3 Cert

The Healthy Eating and Well-being course combines innovative technology and learning methods to deliver a truly rewarding experience empowering you with key knowledge on nutrition.

This unrivaled course provides a base of knowledge of applied information that is clear, authoritative and highly useful

This qualification has been accredited by the world renowned Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Service, the standard bearer for professional development, and provides 11 CPD hours.

For further information on the value of please click here: CPD explained

The course also carries certification by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). The AfN is a UK standard bearer for nutrition and education. Upon successful completion you will gain an AfN approved Level 3 certificate.

For further information on the AfN certificate please click here: AfN Level 3


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This course ties together nutrition science fundamentals with an understanding of:

  • how nutritional imbalances can affect health and wellbeing
  • how other factors, including social and religious, affect diet and choice
  • weight control diets and their effects on health
  • general and further information for health and well-being

The course is appropriate for those looking for further knowledge and answers to questions, or seeking to work, within the nutrition field. The course is geared at giving you the learner solid knowledge of nutrition and the confidence to apply this knowledge to aspects of your own health and well-being, and provide practical advice to others in a variety of settings.

The course is set at Level 3 (straddles GCSE and A’ Level) and is suitable for:

  • advancing one’s study/ knowledge of the field

  • those working in health promotion; this may be in educational settings such as schools and employment/ commercial settings such as fitness centres and health shops

  • developing your services for complementary health clients; for example, if you are a health practitioner, successful completion of the course will enable a better understanding of how nutrition impacts health

There are eleven 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

4. Describe how nutrients may be affected by:

  • the cooking process
  • refining food
  • environmental pollutants

5. Explain what is metabolism, Basal metabolic rate (BMR) and the units of energy

6. Explain what constitutes a balanced diet, in relation to health

7. Describe the basic rules/ guidelines of food labelling

8. Explain nutritional imbalances and health and well-being, in relation to:

  • common anti-nutrients
  • common ailments
  • conditions directly affected by nutritional imbalances
  • disorders and diseases of the digestive system

9. Describe other dietary habits and factors including personal, social, religious and ethical considerations

10. Describe the principles of weight loss diets including nutritional elements

11. Understand general and further advice for health and well-being


The eleven main areas of the course are:

1. Digestion

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).

2. Nutrients
A 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.

4. Nutrients and the cooking process, food storage and food processing
Analysis of the various components that are involved in food production, including the cooking processes, food refining, storage and processing. You will also develop insights how food additives and environmental pollutants affect health.

5. Metabolism, basal metabolic rate and units of energy
A basic overview of human metabolism in relation to energy derived from the food we eat.

6. Importance and benefits of eating regularly

This section provides a brief overview of the importance of eating regularly in relation to health and well-being.

7. Basic rules/ guidelines of food labelling

This section provides a brief overview of some important aspects of food labelling.

8. Nutritional imbalances and health and well-being

In relation to nutrition and health, this section discusses:

  • Common anti-nutrients general health and well-being, including: caffeine, alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, stress, smoking, medicines.
  • Common ailments such as arthritis, common cold and stress.
  • Specific conditions and nutrition, including hypoglycaemia, diabetes mellitus type I and II, gluten, nut and dairy intolerance

There is also a brief description of the main disorders and diseases of the digestive system, such as coeliac disease and reflux oesophagitis (heartburn).

9. Other dietary habits and factors

This section helps to contextualise nutritional knowledge built in terms of influencers on diet, including personal preferences, social factors, religious beliefs, vegetarianism, macrobiotic diet and food combining.

10. Principles of weight loss and weight management

This section discusses in depth the key practices/ methods aligned with successful weight loss and weight management; along with specific dietary recommendations.

11. General and further advice for health and well-being

This section provides an overview of important practices that are aligned with general health and well-being, including fluid/water intake, supplements, exercise, smoking, work, time management, hobbies and interests stress and relaxation, and rest and sleep.


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Upon completion of the course you will be empowered with knowledge of nutrition in relation to health and the
confidence to apply this knowledge to aspects of your own health and well-being.


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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Class Curriculum


  Healthy Eating & Well-being
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  2. NUTRIENTS
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  2.2 Micronutrients
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  2.3 Various Nutrients & Some of Their Primary Food Sources - Overview
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  2.5 Other Nutrients of Importance
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  3. ELEMENTS OF A BALANCED DIET
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  3.1 Balance of Good Diet
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  4. NUTRIENTS & THE COOKING PROCESS, FOOD STORAGE & FOOD PROCESSING
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  4.1 The Cooking Process
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  4.2. Food Storage
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  4.3 Food Processing
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  4.4 Refining Food
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  5. METABOLISM, BASAL METABOLIC RATE AND UNITS OF ENERGY
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  6. IMPORTANCE & BENEFITS OF EATING REGULARLY
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  7. BASIC RULES/ GUIDELINES OF FOOD LABELLING
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  8. NUTRITIONAL IMBALANCES AND HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
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  8.1 Common Anti-nutrients General Health and Well-Being
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  8.2 Common Ailments with Links to Nutritional Imbalances
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  8.4 Disorders and Diseases of the Digestive System
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  10. PRINCIPLES OF WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
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  11. GENERAL AND FURTHER ADVICE FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Why should I study the course?
The structure of the course has been designed to build you knowledge from how we digest foods (and nutrients) right through to what constitutes the basis of a healthy balanced diet. There are 11 main areas of the course: Digestion, Nutrients, Elements of a Balanced Diet, Nutrients and the cooking process, food storage and food processing, Metabolism, Importance and benefits of eating regularly, Basic rules/ guidelines of food labelling, Nutritional imbalances and health and well-being, Other dietary habits and factors, Principles of weight loss and weight management, General and further advice for health and well-being Note: The Nutrients section comprises a full description of over 20 nutrients in terms of their: role/ function, deficiency signs, sources and RNI (UK reference nutrient intake).
What qualification will I gain upon completion of this course?
i) This course has been accredited by the world renowned Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Service, the standard bearer for professional development, and provides 11 CPD hours. This is a mark of quality that endorses the course as providing the individual with knowledge in the field that is up to date and relevant. ii) The course has recently achieved certification by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). The AfN is a UK standard bearer for nutrition and education. Upon successful completion you will gain an AfN approved Level 3 certificate.
What are the entry requirements or pre-requisites to join the course?
None, there are no entry requirements, except you must be 16 years of age or over. You do not need any previous science experience, just a keenness to learn!
Is the course fully online?
Yes, entirely online: this includes all course content/ information and the end or course quizzes. The course is designed so that ease of access to information is paramount. All course information is at your disposable: you may print all the material as you wish.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
You can comfortably complete the course in 11 hours. How you organise your study is entirely up to you, but as a rough guide by studying just an hour-or -two a day you could you could complete this course in a few days or a week.
Is there any special software I need to complete the course?
No, there are no special operating system requirements: the course run solely through the site. You simply need access to the internet via your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone.
Do I have to submit any written assignments?
No. There is no written material to submit at all.
What are the assessment(s) of the course?
At the end of each of the units of the course are a mix of multiple choice and true/ false type questions. The main purpose of these questions to test your knowledge; you are permitted to refer to the course material during the quiz. There is no time limit in which to complete the questions. Upon completion of the course and achieving an overall mark of 60% or above you will be awarded a personalised course certificate with confirmation of your award of 6 hours of CPD.
Are there any fees for retaking the end of course fees?
No. If you fail the exam, you are free to retake the course. You can do this online immediately and without any further administrative step.
Can this course help with my career?
Yes, most definitely. You will gain the confidence to approach prospective employers and academic institutions with your keen knowledge in nutrition. The course is suitable for: - working in health promotion and advice; this may be in educational settings such as schools, employment situations, and commercial settings such as fitness centres and health shops - Workers or students interested in developing their understanding of working in nutrition, such as personal or health trainers/ nutrition assistants.
What if I need help?
Simply use the contact facility on the website and we will be in touch to resolve any issues.
Is there a time limit in which to complete the course?
No, you will receive lifetime access when you register. However, it is recommended that you make every effort to complete each course in a timely manner.

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Your Instructor


Khalid Khan
Khalid Khan

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.