Level 2 in Nutrition and Health Training Course

Nutrition and Health

More than 60% of adults in the UK are overweight and without action, experts believe that half of these will be obese by 2050. Many of the influential factors on obesity can be controlled by the individuals themselves and this course aims to help people learn how.

You can complete this course on our interactive online learning platform, EQUAL, where your knowledge will be assessed through a series of short answer questions with no examinations.

Level 2 in Nutrition and Health course content

This course is split into manageable units. These are:

Unit 1: Explore the principles of healthy eating

This unit explores healthy diets and how a person’s diet affects their health. Learners also look at lifestyle diseases, the role of different nutrients, how to plan a healthy meal and how to prepare food.

Unit 2: Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals

Learners look at how nutritional needs vary with age and this unit explores the needs of children and older people, as well as the special dietary requirements of certain groups. The factors that create barriers to healthy eating for individuals are also explained.

Unit 3: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

Learners will gain an awareness of the information placed on food labels and how this can be used to plan healthy meals and encourage a healthy diet. The advantages and disadvantages of food additives are explained and learners will evaluate their own diet.

Unit 4: The principles of weight management

This unit explores the risks associated with ineffective weight management and effective methods of weight management. Learners will look at how body image can influence weight management and will learn how to plan a short-term weight management programme.

Unit 5: Understanding eating disorders

Learners will explore different eating disorders and their effect on health and well-being. This unit also provides an understanding of the connection between food and feelings and explains how to access information and support surrounding eating disorders.

Who is the Level 2 in Nutrition and Health training course aimed at?

This is a fantastic nationally recognised (NCFE) qualification for those wanting to recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle and enhance their knowledge and understanding of a balanced and nutritious diet.

Students need a reasonable standard of basic education is suitable for this course as the learning material is all written in simple everyday language with no jargon and all in a logical structure, making the information easy to process and understand.

What kind of Level 2 in Nutrition and Health are available?

The Skills Network offer a paper-based course with online assessments to grade your efforts.

Course Duration

The Level 2 in Nutrition and Health course runs for 10 to 16 weeks.

After completing the Level 2 in Nutrition and Health course

Graduates of this nationally recognised course will have a better understanding of what health foods are and peoples attitutes to eating, obesity and weight management, as well as develop healthier eating plans for themselves, friends and family. Qualified students may also wish to continue their studies to become dietitains or nutritional advisers to th general public.

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