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Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating (CPD certified)

Course overview

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand a wide variety of health issues and consider the key aspects of healthy eating when you are preparing meals for yourself and other people. You will become more aware of your own diet and the methods you can use to ensure you manage a healthy diet. You will consider different aspects of food, such as flavour, texture and colour. Studying this course will change the way you plan your food and think about your diet.

This course is CPD certified.

Course duration

4 hours

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Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will understand diets and health, what makes up a healthy diet, nutrients and their role, healthy food preparation and food safety awareness.

Course content

  • Diet and health:
    • The meaning of the term ‘diet’
    • What a healthy diet looks like
    • How to enjoy and maintain a balanced diet
    • Energy and its sources
    • Lifestyle
    • Obesity
    • The positives and negatives of salts
  • Components of a healthy diet:
    • Identifying different food groups
    • Understand a balanced diet
    • How best to keep your body healthy
  • Nutrients and their role in maintaining health:
    • The importance of nutrients, fluids and fibre
    • The pivotal role of nutrients, fluids and fibre in maintaining good health and well-being
  • Healthy food preparation:
    • The key concepts of food preparation
    • The essentials to consider when planning a meal for both yourself and other people
  • Food safety awareness
    • Food safety
    • Personal hygiene
    • Cleaning
    • Contamination

Course requirements

To attend this course, students will require access to the internet and a web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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