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Proficiency Award In Nutrition

This course is designed primarily for people who already have some related qualifications or experience, who seek to supplement their existing skills and gain an industry specific qualification that enhances their employability and capacity to work in industry.

The Proficiency Award in Nutrition is awarded upon completion of:
a) Human Nutrition I, II, & III.
b) An approved workplace project or work experience equal to 200 hours duration

Lesson Structure

Human Nutrition I

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • The Digestive System
  • Absorption & Enzymes
  • Energy Value of Foods
  • Carbohydrates and Fats
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water
  • Nutrient Disorders

Human Nutrition II

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  • Cooking and its Effect on Nutrition
  • Food Processing and its Effect on Nutrition
  • Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Planning a Balanced Diet
  • Assessing Nutritional Status and Needs
  • Diet Planning for Special Needs

Human Nutrition III

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  • Nutrient Imbalance and Disease
  • Dental Problems
  • Fibre and Bowel Diseases
  • Different Ways of Eating
  • Food Toxicity: Sensitivity
  • Food Toxicity: Toxicity
  • Detoxification/Body Cleansing
  • Consulting/Giving Advice