Nutrition and Weight Management Course
This course provides the basis for an in-depth understanding of nutrition biochemistry, what the human body requires in food to maintain homeostasis, and how the nutritional status of individuals and populations is determined. The course also provides an understanding of how nutrition science is translated into dietary guidelines and equips students with the tools to discern objectively between sound nutrition information and unfounded nutrition commercially-oriented claims.
Duration: 120 hours
Qualification: All modern browsers & devices.
You will learn
- About the different types of nutrients our body needs and the various categories these nutrients can be broken down into.
- What the benefits of water and staying hydrated are.
- How the Eatwell Guide can help ensure you maintain a balanced diet.
- How malnutrition is defined and the role the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool plays in identifying malnutrition.
- You will be able to identify the nutrients needed to maintain a healthy body.
- You will better understand what different foods are made of and which category of nutrient they fall under.
- Your knowledge will allow you to identify the signs of malnutrition and dehydration and equip you with preventative steps.
- Your knowledge will improve your awareness of healthy eating and allow you to make more informed choices with regards to a balanced diet.
- Introduction to nutrition-
- Define: Health, Nutrition
- Scope of nutrition
- Achieving Nutritional Balance: Balance diet
- Definition and classification
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Dietary protein requirement and allowances
- Factors affecting protein requirement and quality
- Measuring protein quality using different methods
- Deficiency and excess
- Protein metabolism
- Improving protein quality
- Choice of different oils
a. Fat soluble (A,D,E,K) and water soluble (vitamin C & B)
f. Requirements & RDA
7. Fluid & Electrolyte balance-Water
e. Daily losses
f. Disturbances in fluids balance
Anatomy & Physiology-
- Introduction to living beings
- Cells, tissues, organs & systems- Arrival & Plant Cell
- GI system & its disorder
- Excretory system & its disorders
- Integumentary system
- Musculoskeletal system-
1. Function of bone
2. Structure of bone
3. Muscles-type 2 & functions
4. Mechanism of calcification
Nutrition Throughout the life cycle
Food exchange and diet planning
Eating disorders and behaviour modification
Nutrition Label reading
- Anabolic steroids
- Creatine monohydrate
- Protein supplements
- Sodium bicarbonate