Healthy eating makes a healthy body & mind. 

This course teaches you how to develop a well balanced diet. Topics covered include how cooking and food processing affect nutrition, recommended nutrient intakes, assessing nutritional needs, planning a balanced diet, timing of meals, needs for special people/groups.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Cooking and its Effect on Nutrition
  2. Food Processing and its Effect on Nutrition
  3. Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients
  4. Vitamins
  5. Minerals
  6. Planning a Balanced Diet
  7. Assessing Nutritional Status and Needs
  8. Diet Planning for Special Needs
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Determine appropriate food preparation for different foods, in relation to value for human health.
  • Explain the characteristics of food processing techniques and their implications for human health.
  • Understand the minimum and maximum safe intake for macronutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  • Manage dietary intake of more significant vitamins including fat soluble, B and C complex vitamins for good health.
  • Manage dietary requirements of significant minerals including calcium & iron for good health.
  • Plan in detail, an appropriate seven day diet plan, for an \"average\" adult.
  • Determine dietary needs of different individuals and sub-populations
  • Plan diets to achieve different, specific purposes and to plan diets for specific needs for people at different stages of life.