Introduction To Diet And Nutrition – Short Course

This course will give you a working insight into theoretical aspects of the digestive system and how diet and nutrition can help to improve or maintain well-being. The course will look at food groups, specific foods and includes practical activities such as creating your own immune boosting spice mix and tea tasting.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for beginners and those with a basic knowledge of Diet and Nutrition.
Student should have a good understanding of spoken and written English (Level 2)

What does this course cover

Explain the primary processes of the digestive system.
Explain how food is digested and utilised by the body
List the functions of the accessory digestive organs.
Discuss the five basic food groups
Have a better understanding of the seven essential nutrients and their functions
Explain the important of vitamins and minerals for our health and wellbeing
Create a chart listing well balanced meals and snacks

What will it be like

Lecture / PowerPoint presentation / group work / discussion / questions and answers / self- assessment test, activity tasks: e.g. preparing an immune boosting spice mix

What else do you need to buy or do

All handouts/ materials will be provided.
Students will also be asked to do some weekly home reading in preparing for each lesson

What this course could lead to

Students can enroll on further introductory complementary therapy courses such as Aromatherapy, Indian Head massage, Herbalism or Diet and Nutrition (12 week course)

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

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 or weekend to suit your timetable.

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