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A more in-depth course for those who already have a basic knowledge of nutrition (AfN Certified)

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Introduction to eating and drinking well
60 minutes
Introduction to eating and drinking well
Energy and energy balance
60 minutes
Energy and energy balance
60 minutes
Macronutrients, water and DRVs
75 minutes
Vitamins, minerals, increased needs and fortification
Nutritional needs through life
90 minutes
Nutritional needs through life
Diet and lifestyle
90 minutes
Diet and lifestyle and their impact on health
Food allergy and intolerance
60 minutes
Food allergy and intolerance
Understanding food labels
60 minutes
Understanding food labels

Complete the course to access the final assessment.

Course details

This course is for those who already have a basic knowledge of nutrition and would be of particular use to health professionals, researchers and those working within the food industry. (Click here if you are looking for an introductory course.)

Food industry personnel are frequent users of our introductory course and, to make this second course particularly relevant, we have aligned relevant aspects of the modules with food-related legislation, for example nutrition and health claims regulation and the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (that incorporates allergen labelling).

This course covers:

Module 1: Introduction to eating and drinking well
Module 2: Energy and energy balance
Module 3: Macronutrients
Module 4: Micronutrients
Module 5: Nutritional needs through life
Module 6: Diet and lifestyle and their impact on health
Module 7: Food allergy and intolerance
Module 8: Understanding food labels

Each module includes a number of short tests, providing you with feedback on your progress. Further reading is also suggested. Please note there is no audio for this course.

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

This course will take approximately 10-12 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. Where new recommendations are anticipated, these have been stated in the text.

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


Certification details

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