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An engaging healthy eating and nutrition introductory course (AfN Certified)

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Introduction to eating and drinking well
45 minutes
Introduction to eating and drinking well
Energy and nutrients
45 minutes
Energy and nutrients
Nutritional needs throughout life
45 minutes
Nutritional needs throughout life
Diet and lifestyle and their impact on health
45 minutes
Diet and lifestyle and their impact on health
Understanding food labels
30 minutes
Understanding food labels
Healthy eating and drinking in practice
30 minutes
Healthy eating and drinking in practice

Complete the course to access the final assessment.

Course details

This course is for those with an interest in nutrition and would be of particular use to members of the general public and those working within the food industry or catering trade. No previous nutrition knowledge is required. By completing this course, you will have the necessary tools to better interpret information about nutrition and health. Click on 'Try' above to try the first module free. 

This course covers:

Module 1: Introduction to eating and drinking well
Module 2: Energy and nutrients 
Module 3: Nutritional needs throughout life
Module 4: Diet and lifestyle and their impact on health
Module 5: Understanding food labels
Module 6: Healthy eating and drinking in practice

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Each module includes a short test, providing you with feedback on your progress. 

On successful completion of a final assessment, a personalised BNF certificate is created. (The final assessment may be repeated). 

This course will take approximately 5-7 hours to complete. You can complete the course at your own pace – there is no time limit.

The information provided within this course is based on Government advice and recommendations in place at the time of the course development. 

Please note this course is not intended to support a career in nutrition – degree level training is required for this.

AfN certified 29th March 2018, No. CC058, Catering Framework, Level 2. 

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Certification details

At the end of this course you will receive a personalised certificate of completion from the British Nutrition Foundation.