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Introduction to Food and Nutrition Short Course



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Introduction to Food and Nutrition Short Online Course: Learn the fundamentals of food and nutrition in just 20 hours, with this course, designed for those who need to learn as much about the subject as possible, in a short period of time.

Perhaps you have an interview to attend, which requires you to have an all-round and balanced understanding, of how people can remain fit and healthy by eating better? If so, then completing this course over a couple of weeks, or even as a weekend project, will help give you the knowledge you need. But with no deadlines, you can take as long as you like if you're not in any particular hurry.

Introduction to Food and Nutrition is ideal for anyone either looking to improve their own health, or improve the diet of others in their care.



Lesson 1: The Digestive System

  • Nutrition and nutrients 
  • Food pyramid and recommended daily intake (RDI)
  • Population based nutrient requirements
  • Digestion
  • 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

  • Lifestyle
  • 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 well-being
  •  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 



This course is completed entirely online, including lessons, self-assessment tests, plus obtaining your certificate at the end, which is immediately downloadable after successful completion. Please note that there is no tutor support, as it is not required. The assessment breakdown is as follows:

  1. Study lesson 1.
  2. When you are ready, take the self-assessment test. Retake until you reach the required level of learning.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the following 9 lessons.
  4. Take the final assessment.
  5. Download your certificate of completion, with your name on it.

Now you are ready to stand out at a job interview, or put your newly acquired knowledge to use straightaway.

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Introduction to Food and Nutrition Short Course Introduction to Food and Nutrition Short Course
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