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Nutrition, Diet and Health

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Award: Certificate

Hours approx: 2

Support: 330 days

Format: Online

Course Information

This online e-learning course provides information that will benefit learners with little or no previous knowledge of Nutrition, Diet and Health. Learners will gain a good understanding of the importance of providing meals that fulfil the nutritional requirements of the human body in order for it to maintain health and wellbeing.

Learners will explore the basic components of nutrition and will understand the role energy, protein, vitamins and minerals play in the provision of a healthy well-balanced diet. The course explains what each nutritional component is and provides examples of the different types of foods they can be sourced from.

As learners progress through this course they will discover that there are fundamental differences in the nutritional requirements of male and female human beings and will understand how the nutritional requirements of the human body change as it progresses through the life cycle.

The course explains the importance of achieving 'Energy Balance' in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and provides information on how to make healthy and informed choices when planning a diet. Learners will use an interactive Body Mass Index (BMI) chart as an aid to identifying obesity and will benefit from information and guidance on how to avoid and manage obesity and other health conditions associated with it.

Information, guidance and examples are provided for the provision of alternative sources of nutrients to people who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. The course also includes information on catering for the dietary needs of people with food allergies and intolerances and explains the importance of food labelling as a tool for avoiding allergens and foods containing high levels of fat and sugar.

Health and Social Care


An Introduction to Nutrition
The Basics of Nutrition
Nutritional Requirements Throughout Life
Managing and Avoiding Obesity and Disease
Nutrition and Special Diets
Preserving, Processing and Labelling Food.

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 330 days.


The online materials include quizzes and activities, as well as a Self-Assessment Tool to help reinforce learning as students work through the course.

Awarding Organisation

Abstract Education

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded your Certificate which will be in a pdf format.


The minimum requirements for accessing our training courses on a PC are shown below.

  • 32- and 64-bit Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system
  • Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
  • Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
  • JavaScript enabled
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 128MB of graphics memory
  • Modem, LAN or Wi-Fi internet connection (broadband connection recommended)

They learn at a time, place and pace that suits them. They engage with the learning materials and test themselves along the way. This makes the course far more interesting and offers feedback to the learner.

Having courses available 24/7 puts learners in control of their learning. They complete the assessment and then print their certificate.

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to the courses and an online Certificate which will be emailed in a pdf format once the course is complete.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.

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