Nutrition Course – Association for Nutrition Certified - L3&4

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About the course

In this course you will gain a strong understanding of the role of nutrition in the human body by understanding each of the main food groups. You will learn about complex carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fats as well as the glycaemic index. We will then focus on understanding diets, well-being and obesity by examining the human energy balance, body detoxification as well as gaining a deep understanding of our metabolism.

We will also focus on examining special diets, children’s diets, marketing terminology and food labels. You will also gain practical guidance on how to affect human behaviour, understanding how to assess and measure dietary intake and how to adjust for specific needs. You will also learn about the dietetic management of disease, covering diabetes, disorders of the stomach, cardiovascular disease and food allergies.

AfN Course Certification

This course has been certified by the Association for Nutrition. It meets the AfN standards for nutrition training of individuals working at Levels 3 and 4 on the Public Health Skills & Careers Framework, which may include community food workers, nutrition advisers, nutrition assistants and health trainers. The course is also suitable for those with no background in nutrition and more details can be found on the Association for Nutrition's website.

CPD Certification Services

This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which is an independent body that ensures qualifications are in line with professional standards. Organisations that are already members of the CPD Certification Service include the NHS, the General Medical Council, the Health and Care Professionals Council, institutions such as the London School of Economics, Cancer Research, Kings College and the London Stock Exchange as well as businesses such as UBS bank, AXA, JP Morgan and others.

What can you do following the course?

You could work in a health food shop, for a nutritional medicine company, in a fitness centre, as a nutrition journalist and more. Even if you don’t plan to pursue being a nutrition adviser as a career, it is great for those looking to make more informed decisions about their own health and the health of the spouses and children.

Working with Diet Specialist

You can also elect to work with Diet Specialist, being your own boss and managing your own clients. Please contact us for more information.

Who is it for?

Anyone who has an interest in nutrition

Description

The modules that we cover in this course are:

1. Proteins and Amino Acids

2. Carbohydrates, simple and complex sugars

3. Dietary fat and fatty acids

4. Starches and fibre

5. Vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

6. Fluid intake including water, caffeine and alcohol.

Diets, well-being & obesity

7. The energy balance

8. Understanding and accelerating body metabolism

9. Children's diets and the eat well plate

10. Vegetarian and vegan diets

11. Different diets: GI, high protein, liquid diets & pH

12. Religious diets

13. Analysis of food labelling

14. Health claims and marketing terminology

Influencing behavioural change

15. Psychology of overeating & behavioural change

16. The behavioural change cycle

17. Tips on influencing change

18. Food intake assessments

19. Body measurements

Dietetic management of disease

20. Diabetes

21. Disorders of the stomach and colon

22. Coronary Heart Disease

23. Dyslipidaemia

24. Hypertension

25. Osteoporosis

26. Food allergies and Intolerances

Requirements

No pre requirements

Career path

You could work in a health food shop, for a nutritional medicine company, in a fitness centre, as a nutrition journalist and more.

Even if you don’t plan to pursue being a nutrition adviser as a career, it is great for those looking to make more informed decisions about their own health and the health of the spouses and children.

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