This new course was launched in October 2017 by the RSPH, and replaces the old 'Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special Diets' course.


This qualification is designed principally for people working in the catering, hospitality, leisuer or care sectors, and others who are in a position to promote healthy eating. It is also relevant for health or teaching professionals who might have a role in the promotion of healthy eating or the preparation of meals, menus and diets.

This qualification aims to equip candidates with a knowledge and understanding of a healthy balanced diet, and how this can be applied to adjust diets and menus; it also covers the relationship between diet and health & wellbeing. Holders of the qualification will be able to apply healthy eating guidelines to the development of recipes and menus to meet the needs of individuals and groups.

Course content includes:

  • Understanding healthy eating guidelines
  • Understand how to plan and promote healthier food choices
  • Understand the internal and external factors that drive food choices
  • Understand how to identify improvements within a specific diet or menu
  • Understand how to address specific health problems through diet

This is a four day course assessed by multiple choice exam. The cost is £499 plus VAT per person.