This high-quality Level 5 Food and Nutrition Courseis our most advanced study program to date, open to ambitious candidates with no deadlines or time-restrictions to worry about. Explore the fascinating effects our daily diets have on our bodies over the following 15 units:
Unit 1 - An Overview of Nutrition
The course begins by providing candidates with a detailed introduction to the concept of nutrition, along with the specific functions and benefits of the various classes of nutrients. The connection between dietary habits and human health is examined at base-level, along with an introduction to obesity and the body mass index (BMI).
Unit 2 - Basics of Nutrition 1
Course unit two examines the functions and effects of carbohydrates at a deeper level, along with the importance of daily dietary fibre intake and the human body’s reliance on healthy proteins. A series of different protein sources are discussed, along with the advantages and disadvantages of different types of dietary fats.
Unit 3 - Basics of Nutrition 2
The exploration of nutrition continues in the third unit, which turns attention to the functions and importance of vitamins. Candidates also study major minerals and trace minerals, along with the difference between fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins.
Unit 4 - Digestion and Detoxification
An intriguing introduction to the body’s digestion and detoxification processes followers in unit four, which focuses heavily on digestive health and how factors like anxiety and stress can affect the body’s key functions. Candidates explore a series of common digestive disorders, along with steps that can be taken to improve digestive health.
Unit 5 - Eating Disorders
The causes and effects of a variety of common eating disorders are discussed in the fifth unit, along with measures that can be taken to treat or prevent such issues. Examples of which include binge eating, anorexia and bulimia, which are discussed by way of their characteristics and their potential for causing harm to the human body.
Unit 6 - Balancing the Diet
Course unit six brings the concept of dietary balance into discussion, examining the value of moderation and steps that can be taken to achieve optimum dietary balance. Candidates learn how to create a healthy eating plan in accordance with the age, health and general requirements of the individual.
Unit 7 - Principles of Healthy Eating
The definition of ‘healthy’ eating is further discussed in unit seven, in which candidates examine the most important principles of healthy and balanced eating. The concept of recommended daily intakes is discussed, along with the advantages and disadvantages of different cooking methods, how to make positive dietary choices and more.
Unit 8 - Nutrition and the Immune System
Candidates are then provided with a fascinating overview of the effects nutrition can have on the human immune system. Disease prevention through dietary balance is discussed, along with the fundamentals of food allergies, intolerances and general sensitivities to specific foods or ingredients.
Unit 9 - Diet and Disease
The extent to which our dietary habits affect our likelihood of developing certain diseases is further discussed in the ninth unit. Learners study a variety of conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and celiac disease - each of which is known to respond positively or negatively to certain dietary habits and lifestyle choices.
Unit 10 - Women’s Health
Course unit 10 focuses more specifically on women’s health, including the potential for hormonal imbalance to trigger both physical and psychological health problems. The importance of appropriate nutrient intake during pregnancy and in later life is examined, along with the causes and effects of premenstrual syndrome.
Unit 11 - Nutrition Requirement for Different People
The unique nutritional and dietary requirements for individuals of different ages and at different life stages are discussed at length in unit 11. Candidates learn how nutritional requirements differ significantly from one person to the next, examining dietary balance and nutrient intake for babies, children, adults, the elderly and pregnant women.
Unit 12 - Weight Control Management
The capacity for our dietary habits to simplify or complicate weight management is explored in unit 12. The definition of a ‘healthy’ weight is discussed, along with dietary habits that can be adopted to both achieve and retain the ideal weight throughout life.
Unit 13 - Weight Loss Management
Weight management continues as the theme into unit 13, which focuses more specifically on weight loss. Candidates learn why weight loss is more difficult for some people to achieve than others, along with the importance of healthy weight loss in a structured and controlled manner.
Unit 14 - Anti-ageing formulas
In unit 14, the relationship between nutrition and external beauty is explored. Learners study the effects certain nutrients and dietary habits can have on the visual signs of ageing, along with how dietary balance and strategic nutrient intake can have an anti-ageing effect on the body.
Unit 15 - The Role of a Nutritionist
Concluding the course, unit 15 examines the primary duties and responsibilities of the professional nutritionist. The importance of professional nutritional support and advice is discussed, along with the process of creating healthy eating plans and offering consultations for clients of all ages.
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