Certificate in Food and Nutrition
Certificate in Food and Nutrition VRE019
The food and drink that we consume each day have a direct bearing on our state of health. It is important to vary our intake of foods so that we are deriving the full range of nutrients and other substances that the body needs. Too much of one or two food types, even healthy foods, is not recommended for long-term health.
In addition to being more healthful, a varied diet is also a lot more interesting for the taste buds. A balanced and adequate diet is essential to our wellbeing. The extra time and thought needed to prepare good quality meals is easily rewarded with increased stamina and alertness, better resistance to illness, and clear and healthy skin, eyes and hair. However, to maximize the health benefits of what we eat, we need to understand some basic nutrition requirements and principles.
This course will introduce the student to a range of theoretical concepts, and practical skills that can be applied in a range of contexts. The student has the opportunity to specialise in the area of their choice. Such as:
- Nutrition for children
- Sports nutrition
- Therapeutic nutrition
- Growing organic produce
Core Modules These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Certificate in Food and Nutrition.
- Food & Beverage Management (Catering) BTR102
- Human Nutrition & Food 1 BRE102
Elective Modules In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 8 modules.
- Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
- Bar Service VTR204
- Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing VHT241
- Human Nutrition & Food II BRE202
- Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
- Child & Baby Nutrition BRE304
- Human Nutrition III (Disease & Nutrition) BRE302
- Sports Nutrition BRE303
Note that each module in the Qualification - Certificate in Food and Nutrition is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
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