About the course
The Nutrition Awareness course is designed to provide candidates with an introduction to Nutrition awareness and how best to enable service users to choose and consume food and drink by mouth. The actual support required by the service user will be dependent on their individual needs. Candidates will look at the effect of food on the body and general heath, how to make changes to supplement illness and how to identify the key minerals and nutrients required by the body. Candidates will gain an understanding about malnutrition and the implications of malnutrition on the individual.
Learning Outcomes: This course will cover the following topics; What does nutrition mean?, Nutrients Fruit and Vegetables, Nutrition and the Elderly, What are the implications of Malnutrition?, Factors leading to Malnutrition, Screening Tools.