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
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
21. Disorders of the stomach and colon
22. Coronary Heart Disease
26. Food allergies and Intolerances
No pre requirements
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.