Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3

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By studying this Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 qualification you will further your knowledge of the nutritional requirements of children and young people in various stages of their development. Being able to promote good dietary and health habits in children is essential to supporting learning and development as well as avoiding any health problems.

Study Time:    100 hours
Enrolment length:    12 months
Course Format:    Online
Entry Requirements:    None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification students are awarded an ABC Awards certificate and an OLC Diploma. All certification fees are included in your course fees.


To gain this Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 qualification you will need to submit, and pass, all of the tutor marked assignments. There are six assignments in the course and no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.

All assignments are coursework based and are in an essay/question and answer style to test your knowledge of the topics covered in each of the course sections.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 4/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

This course assesses the following units:

Unit 1: Nutrition and Healthy Eating

  • Encourage healthy eating
  • Understand the main food groups
  • Explore problems associated with the excess and inadequate nutrient intake
  • Identify the Five A Day recommendations
  • Understand hygiene and safety

Unit 2: Nutritional needs from birth to 16 years

  • Understand the importance of weaning and feeding for babies
  • Explore healthy eating for children through the years
  • Identify strategies for encouraging healthy eating for teenagers

Unit 3: Key Nutrients and Vitamins

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of key nutrients
  • Explain the characteristics of non-nutrient foods
  • Describe the balance of good health

Unit 4: Nutritional Guidelines and Meal Planning

  • Identify the recommended daily allowances
  • Improve nutrition in children
  • Reduce health problems in children
  • Plan healthy meals and snacks

Unit 5: Digestion and Food Labelling

  • Explore the digestive structure in detail
  • Understand the importance of food labels and look at the information contained therein
  • Identify how food labels can be misleading

Unit 6: Special Dietary Needs

  • Understand influences affecting food choices
  • Identify food patterns
  • Explore health issues associated with poor diets
  • Identify barriers to dietary change
  • Understand the nutritional needs of specific groups
  • Identify food allergies and intolerances

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.


To pass this course learners must pass 6 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!


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