Community Food and
Nutrition Skills

Level 1, 1 credit

If you are thinking of making healthy food choices for yourself or for you and your family, or you may have already started making changes but you would like to know more, this course is ideal for you. It will help you to develop your knowledge and skills of food by learning more about eating well, the benefits of good nutrition to health, creating balanced meals and planning healthy menus.

The sessions are fun and informal and are delivered flexibly e.g. either 2 hours every week for 3 weeks or 1 hour every week for 7 weeks. The course covers the following content

1What does healthy eating mean?
2What do you eat?
3Health benefits of good nutrition: fats and sugar
4Health benefits of good nutrition: salt and fibre
5Recipe adaptation
6Creating a balanced meal

The Community Food and Nutrition Skills course is accredited at level one and is worth one credit (10 guided learning hours). This demonstrates the level of learning you have achieved and to gain credit for learning you must meet all the assessment criteria for the unit. No prior healthy eating knowledge is required, the sessions are suitable for both beginners and those who want to build on the knowledge they already have. There are no exams or essays to worry about, but to prove what you have met the assessment criteria the tutor will keep records of your progress and work completed throughout the course. Attendance at the sessions is an important part of the assessment. The course tutor will support you with all aspects of the course.

Feedback from participants

“I now cook without salt and take tea and coffee without sugar”.

“I now add more oily fish to my family’s diet and more vegetables to curries and pasta sauces”.

“I have learnt that fat and salt can affect the body”.

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For information and contact details for how to attend or deliver this programme please select your Health Board area.

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