Explore the principles of healthy eating
Who is this course for?
Interested in healthy eating?
Want to understand how to reach those new year goals?
Want to help and support others around you to do the same?
Want to heighten your awareness of positive lifestyle changes and their benefit?
Want to understand your health and the role food plays in it better?
Then this course may be for you.
Are you looking to complete a healthy eating course? Online materials and assessments make this course accessible to anyone, anywhere. This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand a wide variety of health issues and consider the key aspects of healthy eating when you are preparing meals for yourself and other people. You will become more aware of your own diet and the methods you can use to ensure you manage a healthy diet. You will consider different aspects of food, such as flavour, texture and colour, and studying this course will change the way you plan your food and think about your diet.
- Study anywhere and at your own pace.
- Enrol at any time.
- Complete within 4 weeks of being given access to the course.
This course is split into five manageable sections:
Section 1: Diet and health
In this section, you will understand the meaning of the term ‘diet’, what a healthy diet looks like and how to enjoy and maintain a balanced diet. This section covers topics such as energy and its sources, lifestyle, obesity and the positives and negatives of salts.
Section 2: Components of a healthy diet
In this section, you will identify different food groups, better understand a balanced diet and gain a range of information relating to how best to keep your body healthy.
Section 3: Nutrients and their role in maintaining health
In this section, you will identify the importance of nutrients, fluids and fibre and understand their pivotal role in maintaining good health and well-being.
Section 4: Healthy food preparation
In this section, you will cover the key concepts of food preparation and understand what is essential to consider when planning a meal for both yourself and other people.
Section 5: Food safety awareness
This section will introduce you to food safety and will help you understand about personal hygiene, cleaning and contamination.
This course is purely online. You will learn from the comfort of your own home, in your own time and at your own pace. By enrolling on this course you will get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to provide evidence that you have been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years. You would also need a good level of English in order to understand the course materials and complete the course.
As you would be studying from home you would need an internet connection and access to a computer, tablet or smartphone.
How will progress be monitored and assessed?
Your learning is completed online through our online learning platform. All assessments are completed on that platform and you receive immediate feedback as they are marked online, automatically.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with a CPD Certified certificate in Exploring the principes of healthy eating that you can add to your CV and use as a foundation to help yourself and others around you.
All certificates are available in digital format that you can download from your portal once you have completed the course. A printed copy is available at request for an additional charge. See Costs and Fees below for more information.
After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?
At the end of this course you will be able to enrol on further SAFL or college courses. See our full course offer here.
Costs and Fees?
This course is free for a limited time only.
This offer is subject to change or withdrawal at any point with or without notice.
As of 1st August 2021 This course will be charged at £15.
To request a printed certificate please email Contact_Safl@sandwell.gov.uk with your request.
Please note there will be a £10 fee for printing, processing and postage.
Concessions on course costs
100% Concession if in receipt of Universal Credit, Job Seekers or Employment Support allowance.
50% Concession if aged 60+.