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Nutrition & Hydration (Distance Learning Workbook)

Course  Aims

The aim of this Distance Learning Workbook course is to give learners the knowledge and skills required to understand the nutrition and hydration needs of people in care and the importance of providing the correct quantities and types of hydrating foods to the individual.

This course is aimed at managers, heads of care and supervisors, as well as those responsible for preparing and serving food in a health and social care environment.  It will help care workers understand the importance of a balanced diet and maintaining a good level of hydration for the individuals they support.

Course  Content

On successful completion of the training programme and assessment will enable candidate to understand:

  • The standards of nutrition required for those in care homes.
  • The importance of healthy eating and a healthy diet.
  • Fluid, nutrients, energy and food groups.
  • Special diets for those with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, raised cholesterol levels.
  • The importance of nutrition and malnutrition.
  • Understand diets for different cultural groups.
  • Be aware of food intolerances and allergies.
  • Health problems related to a poor diet.

Approximate  completion  time

Approximately 3 Hours or at the pace of the learner


Price as per current Price List