Nutrition

This new one day RSPH course is suitable for all staff involved in food preparation and service, especially those involved in the selection of ingredients, recipes and menus.

This one-day course introductory course covers the key role of nutrition in health & wellbeing, to help learners understand the relationship between diet and health, as well as related matters such as food labelling. Learners will be equipped with an awareness of the importance of healthy eating and the need to provide special diets/foods for specific clients.  It is especially suitable for those working in catering operations such as school kitchens, residential and community care, or leisure environments.

Course content includes:

  • Understanding healthy eating guidelines
  • Understanding how diet affects health & wellbeing
  • Understanding the factors that influence food choices
  • Introduction to nutrients and their role in maintaining health
  • Sources of nutrients and dietary proportions needed
  • Diet and health: main diseases in UK linked to diet
  • Food & drink choices, preparation and cooking methods and impact on health
  • Food allergies and intolerances and their effect on health
  • Food menu/labelling for health & wellbeing. 

This course is NOT generally run as an open course, only as an in-house course for groups - please contact us if you would like to arrange a course.

There is a separate course specifically about Allergens, the RSPH Level 2 Award in Identifying and Controlling Food Allergy Risks - for more information about this course, please contact us.