Introduction To Diet And Nutrition – Online
This course gives you the knowledge to really understand how to create a healthy diet for you and your family.
Discover how food affects us and how what you eat can improve or damage your health. Understand food labelling, which fats you should be eating, the role of vitamins and minerals in the body and so much more.
Who is this course for
No previous experience required. In this course we will explore how nutrition is related to health and disease and how to create a healthy diet for yourself. Topics covered include:
- Antioxidants and free radicals
- Dairy products: the pros and cons. Alternatives to cow's milk and yogurt
- The benefits of different whole grains
- Gluten and wheat allergy and intolerance
- Common digestive problems and how to improve your digestive health
- Supplements and micronutrients for improving digestion
What does this course cover
- Discuss the process of digestion and absorption of nutrients by the body
- Explore the main food groups: proteins, carbohydrates and fats
- Take a detailed look at good and bad fats in the diet
- Learn about the glycaemic index and maintaining balanced blood sugar levels
- Discuss obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes
- Look at the role of vitamins and minerals in the body
- Learn about the foods and cooking methods which are damaging to health
What will it be like
The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.
Lecture, discussion, question and answers sessions, group work, labelling and filling in charts
At the Start: Self assessment
On the course: tutor and self assessment
At the end: tutor and self assessment
What else do you need to buy or do
The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:
You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quite and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.
Hand outs will be provided. Please bring a pen and some paper or a notebook.
What this course could lead to
Students may be interested in taking other complementary therapy courses such as Herbalism or Aromatherapy.
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why choose Mary Ward?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’