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Basics of Nutrition 1


Basic Nutrition 

Human health is reliant on a variety of key nutrients, which the body needs a constant supply of in very specific quantities. As the world’s interest in diet and nutrition continues to grow, so too does demand for those with advanced knowledge and experience. Those who work as professional dieticians and nutritionists spend their careers improving the everyday health, wellbeing and lives of others. It is a uniquely rewarding and enjoyable profession with limitless scope for advancement. The better you understand human nutrition, the greater your long-term career prospects. All of which begins by studying basic nutrition – a fascinating entry-point to this incredible industry.

This insightful tutorial is ideal for anyone with an interest in working as a dietician or nutritionist. Explore basic nutrition and its relationship with human health, including the various types of carbohydrates, preservatives, antioxidants and more. Learn about Omega-3 fatty acids, why some fats are considered ‘healthier’ than others and how protein can be both positive and negative in a dietary context.



  • Discuss what Macro- Nutrients are.
  • Discuss why do we need carbohydrates, proteins and fats in our diet.
  • Understand how do traffic light colours fit into a Healthy Diet

Programme Content


  • Macro-Nutrients
  • Types of Carbs
  • When is Protein in the Diet a Problem?
  • Good, Bad and Worst Fats
  • Best Foods for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Antioxidants and  Preservatives

Target Audience

  • Confident , self motivated and passionate candidates
  • Nurses, carers and health workers seeking for CPD
  • Nutrition advisors looking to expand knowledge and skills
  • Candidates looking to enhance their CVs
  • Anyone interested in developing knowledge about nutrition


No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.


  • Participants:8 - 400
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Participation:Only collaborative

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Course Duration 10 Hours
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