Pre and Postnatal Nutrition
Level 3
Online training - approximately 6 hours, start anytime

Future Fit Training Limited
Suite 24 Katana House
Fort Fareham
Newgate Lane
PO14 1AH

Contact telephone: 01329823400

This course will provide you with a sound understanding of how to apply the principles of nutrition during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. It will explain the specific changes that occur in a woman’s nutritional requirements during this time and how to address them. In particular, you will learn about the key vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy pregnancy, appropriate weight gain, safe weight loss after giving birth and which foods to limit or avoid. You will even find advice on how to cope with morning sickness and a list of pregnancy ‘super-foods’.

Course Content:
• Preparing for pregnancy with diet and lifestyle changes
• Healthy weight gain during pregnancy
• The importance of folic acid, vitamin D and other micronutrients
• Supplement use
• What foods need to be limited or avoided during pregnancy
• The top ten pregnancy super-foods
• An optimal diet to support breastfeeding
• Safe and effective weight loss after giving birth
• Practical application of pre- and post-natal nutrition

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AfN Certified Courses provide a useful insight into the field of nutrition for those working in health and social care jobs that incorporate an aspect of nutrition, or for individuals who are looking for a short course before deciding on whether to pursue the further studies required to become a registered nutritionist. AfN certification is a quality mark, as these courses have been assessed as meeting the competencies required, as set out in our Nutrition Competence Model for Health & Social Care. 

Please Note: Completion of this AfN Certified Course does not make an individual a AfN/UKVRN certified nutritionist/ nutrition assistant/ nutrition advisor/weight specialist/ diet advisor or other such title nor eligible for UKVRN registration as either a Registered Associate Nutritionist or Registered Nutritionist. Please click here for details of AfN Accredited Degree Programmes from which graduates are eligible for direct entry to the UKVRN as a Registered Associate Nutritionist.

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