Introduction to Nutrition & Health

Capture crucial knowledge of nutrients in relation to health.



The Introduction to Nutrition & Health course is aimed at providing you with crucial nutritional knowledge in relation to health and well-being.

Includes a comprehensive breakdown of 23 micronutrients, such as vitamin C and Calcium; describing their role/ function, deficiency signs, sources and RNI (reference nutrient intake).


The course is derived from the Nutrients section of the other Pocket Nutrition courses:

1. Fundamentals of Nutrition - 6 hours CPD

2. Healthy Eating & Well-being - 11 hours CPD / Association for Nutrition (AfN) Level 3 (Health and Social) certificate


This course is appropriate for those interested in building fundamental nutrition knowledge and to help answer questions related to health and well-being.


Learning objective that learners are expected to fulfil:

Explain the function of protein, fat/lipids, carbohydrates, roughage/fibre, water, vitamins and minerals in the diet and identify examples of common food sources


Upon completion of the course you will be empowered with a solid knowledge of nutrients in relation to health.


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.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction to Nutrition & Health
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  1. 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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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 a knowledge of nutrients in relation to health. There main area of the course:is the Nutrients section, comprising 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?
Upon completion you will gain a Certificate of Completion.
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 assessments. 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.
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.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
You can comfortably complete the course in 1- 2 hours.
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 the course there is 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.
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. The introductory course is suitable for workers or students interested in developing their understanding of working in nutrition, such as personal or health trainers/ nutrition assistants. To further your knowledge and career prospects and profile, you could enrol on the other Pocket Nutrition courses: Fundamentals of Nutrition (6 hours CPD) & Healthy Eating & Well-being (11 hours CPD / Association for Nutrition (AfN) Level 3 (Health and Social) certificate).
What if I need help?
Simply use the contact facility on the website and we will be in touch to resolve any issues.

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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.