Healthier Food and Special Diets
This 4 hour course is designed for anyone who is working or seeking a career in food preparation and/or food service. It will give you basic knowledge of nutrition which will help you prepare well-balanced meals and menus, the result of which will have a positive impact on health as well as an understanding of special dietary requirements.
If you particularly work in hospital or school kitchens, residential homes or community based kitchens, then this course will assist you in preparing well balanced and nutritional meals.
If you are considering a career in the food industry, then this course will give you a good understanding and appreciation of nutritional values and well-balanced diets,
It will also help those who are active in sport and recreation, children or adults, in respect of producing well-balanced diets to support that activity.
Duration This is a 4 hour classroom based course. Dependant on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.
The course is made up of theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.
A range of subjects are covered that will enable you to understand:
This is achieved by on-going theoretical teaching by the instructor, culminating with a multiple-choice question paper at the end. This qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.
A maximum of 16 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment
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