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Diet, Nutrition & Exercise for Children


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Summary

Price
£320 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
12 Months
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

This online course is designed to help students understand the importance of encouraging and supporting children to adopt healthier lifestyles. Whether you are a childcare professional, or simply a concerned parent or guardian, this course will help you to develop effective strategies to build up childrens' confidence in themselves, and make the best choices they can about nutrition and exercise.

Description

Unit 1- Food, Nutrients & Health

  • The 5 Main Food Groups
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Starchy Foods
  • Meat, Fish, Eggs, Beans, Nuts and Seeds
  • Milk and Dairy
  • Foods containing Fat and Sugar
  • Not Forgetting Water
  • Excess and Inadequate Nutrient Intake of both Children and Adults
  • Calories
  • Dietary Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fats (MUFA)
  • Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFA)
  • Hydrogenated Oils
  • Typical Breakdown of Fats
  • Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
  • Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids
  • Inflammation
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sugars
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Vitamins
  • BMI

Unit 2 – Food Safety

  • Good Hygiene Practices
  • Cleaning
  • Chilling
  • Cross Contamination
  • Re-Using Bags
  • Freezing and Defrosting
  • Pets
  • Cooking
  • Food Poisoning
  • Bacteria:
  • Treating Food Poisoning
  • Shopping Safely – Understanding Food Standards Labelling
  • Allergenic Ingredients
  • Display Until / Sell By
  • Best Before
  • Food Assurance Schemes
  • Assured Food Standards Red Tractor
  • Fresh, Pure and Natural
  • Gluten Free
  • Health Claims
  • Ingredients
  • Lite or Light
  • No Added Sugar or Unsweetened
  • Organic
  • Produce of?
  • Reduced Lactose or Lactose Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Preservatives
  • Unit 3 – Healthy Eating for Children
  • Babies and Infants
  • Protein Content of Formula
  • Bottle Feeding
  • Long-Chain PUFAs
  • Prebiotics
  • Hydrolysed and Soya-Based Formula
  • Weaning
  • First Food Suggestions
  • Foods to Avoid or Limit
  • How Much Solid Food?
  • Infant Nutrition
  • Pre-School Nutrition
  • Fatty Foods
  • Sweet Sugary Foods
  • Salt
  • Drinks
  • Supplements
  • Foods to Avoid
  • 6 – 12 Years
  • Further Considerations
  • Fish
  • Sodium (Salt)
  • Breakfast
  • Healthy Weight
  • Teenage Nutrition
  • Healthy Weight
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Calcium Cofactors

Unit 4 – Nutrition

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water
  • 8 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need
  • Non-Nutrient Foods
  • The Real Benefits of Dietary Fibre
  • Insoluble Fibre
  • Soluble Fibre
  • Sources of Different Kinds of Fibre
  • Other Non-Nutrients
  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Roles of Dietary Supplements
  • Who Might Benefit?

Unit 5 – The Balance of Good Health

  • The Balance of Good Health
  • What is The Balance of Good Health?
  • Who is The Balance of Good Health for?
  • Healthy Eating Advice
  • Food Groups
  • Bread, Other Cereals and Potatoes
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Milk and Dairy
  • Meat, Fish and Alternatives
  • Foods containing Fat; Foods and Drinks containing Sugar
  • How Much Food Do People Need?

Unit 6 – Planning a Healthy Diet

  • Easy-to-Follow Instructions
  • A Healthy, Balanced Diet with Sufficient Calories
  • A Variety of Foods
  • Readily-Available Foods
  • Meal Plans and Recipes
  • Involvement
  • Managing Change
  • Tips on Diet Planning
  • Know What is in Each Food Group
  • The Healthy Diet: Back to Basics
  • How is a Diet Made Up?
  • Diet Plans
  • Sleep
  • Introduce Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Structure of the Digestive System
  • The Alimentary Canal
  • The Digestive System

Unit 7 – Food Labelling

  • Food Labelling – The Traffic Light System
  • Aims
  • What Do The Colours Mean?
  • What are the Criteria for Traffic Light Labelling?
  • Which Food Products Display Traffic Light Labelling?
  • Why is Traffic Light Labelling Important?
  • Are There Criticisms?

Unit 8 – Influences on Healthy Eating

  • Availability, Income, Food Prices and Convenience
  • Advertising and Media
  • Societal and Traditional aspects
  • Beliefs and Personal Values
  • Sensory Aspects – Hunger, Appetite, Palatability and Taste
  • Education, Knowledge, Skills (e.g. Cooking Ability) and Time
  • Mood, Stress and Guilt
  • Other Factors That Affect Food Choice
  • Changing Food Behaviour: Successful Interventions

Unit 9 – Diet & Illness

  • Loss of Appetite after Illness
  • Children at Risk of Poor Diet
  • Additional Dietary Considerations for Some Children
  • Vegan and Vegetarian Diets
  • “Fussy” Eaters
  • Food Allergies
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Unit 10 – Physical Activity

  • Physical Exercise for Adolescents
  • Pre-School Exercise
  • Exercise for Children
  • Are Children Active Enough?
  • Activity Logs
  • Government Policy
  • Method and Application
  • Specific Sports Training
  • Varied Activities
  • Further Considerations

Who is this course for?

This course would be suitable for anyone who cares for children. This could be in a personal or professional capacity.

Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course.

Career path

This course would be an excellent piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for anyone who works with children in a caring capacity.

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