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
  • Type of course: Online distance learning course with no exams
  • Course duration: An average of 4 hours

This course covers information not found in other weight management courses. The following topics are discussed in depth:

Section 1: The risks associated with ineffective weight management
In this section, you will learn about terms relating to ineffective weight management, recognise health risks associated with obesity and emaciation and learn about the signs of malnourishment.

Section 2: How body image may influence weight management
Within this section, you will understand the meaning of the term ‘body image’ and cover media portrayal of body image and its effect on weight management.

Section 3: Effective methods of weight management
This section covers the role of a balanced diet and the meaning of the term ‘energy balance’. You will also cover weight management programmes, lifestyle choices and the common myths about weight loss.

Section 4: Planning a short weight management programme
In this section you will learn how to plan your own programmes, identify goals and collect information.

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