Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Weight problems has ended up being a significant public health issue in the UK. A quarter of kids leaving school are now classified as overweight. In addition, one in 4 adults are now thought about overweight and existing patterns suggest this might surpass fifty percent by 2050. Being obese can have a damaging effect on the self-esteem and psychological health of people, and likewise increases the risk of establishing a range of serious diseases, which can reduce life span. Health problems related to obesity are placing huge pressure on the NHS, costing more than ₤5 billion every year.

This accreditation is perfect for a vast array of learners who are interested in enhancing their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating. It will be particularly relevant for those working, or intending to work, in settings such as sport and entertainment, exercise and physical fitness, hospitality and catering or health care, supplying specific abilities and understanding to support their function in the work environment.

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health comprises six mandatory units presented in three concise module workbooks:

Module A

Explore principles of healthy eating (Credit value: 5) (R/505/2204)

Module B

Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals (Credit value: 4) (J/601/2535) Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet (Credit value: 3) (M/601/2545)

Module C

The principles of weight management (Credit value: 1) (L/505/2203) Understanding eating disorders (Credit value: 1) (D/506/2928) Principles of food safety for the home environment (Credit value: 1) (T/506/3146)

Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Information for learning centres

Qualification reference number: 601/3389/2 Awarding organisation: NCFE 

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

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