As of 2022, 28% of adults in England are obese and a further 36% are overweight. This statistic could decrease significantly with an engaged understanding of the importance of healthy eating. This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand those health issues and how to control and manage a healthy diet.

  • Place of study: Learn from home (online)
  • Type of course: Distance learning course with no exams
  • Course duration: An average of 4 hours.

Within this Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating training, you will cover the following:

Section 1: Diet and health
In this section, you will understand the meaning of the word diet, what a healthy diet is and how to have a balanced diet. This covers
topics such as energy and its sources, lifestyle diseases and obesity and salts.

Section 2: Components of a healthy diet
Within this section, you will be able to identify different food groups and understand a balanced diet and how to keep the body healthy.

Section 3: Nutrients and their role in maintaining health
This section covers the importance of nutrients, fluids and fibre and you will understand their role in maintaining good health.

Section 4: Healthy food preparation
This section covers the key elements of food preparation and planning a healthy meal.

Section 5: Food safety awareness
In this section you will be introduced to food safety, personal hygiene, cleaning and contamination.

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