BNF Introduction to Healthy Eating and Nutrition

This course is for anyone with an interest in nutrition and could be used by those working in a food or health related area.  No previous nutrition knowledge is required.  By completing this course, you will have knowledge to better interpret information about nutrition and health.

This course covers:

Module 1:  Introduction to eating and drinking well.
Module 2:  Energy and nutrients
Module 3:  Nutritional needs throughout life
Module 4:  Diet and lifestyle and their impact on health
Module 5:  Understanding food labels
Module 6:  Healthy eating and drinking in practice 

For something more in-depth try our more advanced course "Exploring nutrition and health".

Each module includes a short test, providing you with feedback on your progress.  This course will take approximately 5-7 hours to complete, and you can go 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. 

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

On successful completion of a final assessment, a personalised BNF certificate is created.

(This course description has been provided by the Training Provider)
Competencies Covered by Course
This course has been certified at Level 2

The matrix below shows which Level 2 competencies are covered within this course - please click on image to expand.

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Certification Awarded
This course has been certified against the framework for Catering at Level 2

Details of which competencies are covered by this course are shown below.
Course aimed at
Designed for those who work or volunteer within catering who are new to nutrition - no previous knowledge is required.

For example:
Bar Supervisor
Senior Waiting Staff
Shift Leader
Sous Chef
Chef de Partie
Commis Chef

Course Details
Course Duration: 5-7 hours

Training Provider: The British Nutrition Foundation

Tel: 0207 557 7930 
Certification Dates
Course Certification Awarded: June 2016

Due for re-certification: Summer 2019
Certified Course 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 an Associate 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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