Introduction To Diet And Nutrition Part 2

This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Introduction to Diet and Nutrition: Part 1. Topics covered include: antioxidants and free radicals, gluten, wheat and grains; improving your digestion; food allergies and sensitivities; supporting cardiovascular health through diet; improving mood and energy through diet; delicious recipes for good health.

Who is this course for

No previous experience required, although it is helpful if you have completed Intro to Diet and Nutrition part one or have some knowledge of the subject.
This course follows on from Introduction to Diet and Nutrition part one. We continue to explore how nutrition is related to health and disease and how to create a healthy diet for yourself. In this course we look in more detail at how diet affects the health of our skin, how it influences our mental health and the role it plays in certain diseases such as digestive problems and arthritis. We look more closely at maintaining healthy levels of body fat and lean muscle.

What does this course cover

We will look at how nutrition is related to our health; discuss improving digestive symptoms and IBS through diet; look at the difference between food allergy and intolerance. We will learn how good diet can help to improve your mood and sleep patterns, skin and joint health. Talk about how to maintain a healthy weight.
Students will be able to: - Identify the main food groups and plan a balanced diet for yourself - Give examples of the beneficial and negative effects of a variety of food - Describe the difference between Food Allergies and Food Intolerances - Describe the different nutritional approaches to various conditions such as skin problems and arthritis - understand how food affects mood.

What will it be like

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 tutor will provide handouts, but you may wish to bring a notebook and pen to take extra notes.
The tutor will provide a suggested reading list and you will be expected to do some reading each week as homework.

What this course could lead to

Students interested in taking their studies further can go on to study a practitioner course. Tutor to advise. A good knowledge of diet and nutrition is an excellent addition to any complementary therapy practise.

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