Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

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LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION AND HEALTH

The number of obese people in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years, reaching what many doctors believe to be ‘epidemic’ proportions. Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening conditions; understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.

COURSE CONTENT

This qualification is designed for those interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating, and aims to:

• Increase understanding of the principles of healthy eating and its role in maintaining health
• Increase confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet
• Provide an understanding of how an individual’s dietary requirements change throughout their life
• Raise awareness of the dietary requirements of particular individuals
• Provide an understanding of food labelling and the ability to use information from food labels
• Provide a basis for further study and/or career development