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Diploma in nutrition

  • Body basics

    Do you know how your body works? Before you can know what food to put into yourbody to improve your health, you have to know more about your body basics. In thislesson we explore general healthy eating patterns and how they are related to healthand disease. We also delve into the inner workings of the digestive system and learnmore about how these important organs work together to digest, absorb and utilizefood you eat to keep you alive. Throughout this lesson we use fun and interestinganalogy’s to help you better understand these complex concepts.

  • Carbohydrates

    Feeling confused about carbs? The media and subsequent information overload has many people feeling this way, and understandably so. In this lesson we learn more about what macronutrients are and how they contribute to our energy intake, how carbohydrates are utilized in the body, what insulin is and why it is so important that we manage our blood sugar levels. You will learn how to easily identify healthier carbohydrate sources and get the low down on low carb diets, sugar and sweeteners.

  • Proteins

    Be lean and mean, eat your protein! Do you think more is better? In this lesson we discover why protein is such an important nutrient and discuss how it is digested, what our protein requirements are for different age groups, as well as how to interpret these in terms of real food. You will learn more about various protein sources and we will weed fact from fiction when it comes to red and processed meat, soya and fish. We end this lesson by understanding the hype about high proteins diets.

  • Fats

    The fatty truth. Fats still maintain some of their ‘bad rep’ from popular low fat diets of the 90’s. This leaves many of us feeling a bit unsure of where we stand with regards to this vital nutrient. In this lesson, we dip a little deeper to understand why including fat in your diet is important. We explore what the different types of fats are as well as the associated health risks and benefits of each and will also learn the truth about coconut oil, low fat products and eggs. We wrap up by learning how to make practical fat substitutions that will improve your general health and well-being.

  • Micronutrients

    Mighty micronutrients- Small things pack a big punch! An adequate micronutrient status is vital for good health and so it is important that we learn what these valuable nutrients are, where we can find them and what common deficiencies occur when we don’t have enough of them. You will learn more about phytonutrients and the invaluable role they play in bettering our health. Practically, we will also be looking at cooking methods to retain the most micronutrients and how food processing changes the amount of micronutrients available to us in the food we eat.

  • Hydration

    Happy hydrating! Do you know that the first signs of dehydration are fatigue, irritability and loss of concentration? Do you often feel like this at the end of a long and busy day and just think that this is your lot in life? In this lesson we unpack the 8 glasses of water a day recommendation and learn more about all forms of hydration, including the pros and cons of each. We will also be dispelling some popular hydration myths (like if caffeine is dangerous to your health), and at the end of this lesson you will be an absolute hydration hero!

  • Adopting healthy eating behaviours

    At this point you should have a grasp on the basics of nutrition and may be wondering how we can start putting this into practice. How do you know if you are ready to ,make a major lifestyle change? The first step is to understand your motivators and demotivators when it comes to healthy eating. In this lesson we will delve into the psychology of changing your mindset and we will be discussing some great tools that you can use to move yourself in the right direction. We will also look at the pros and cons of food tracking apps and learn which tools are the best to help you make better choices and keep you on the healthiest path.

  • Body measurements & health

    We wrap up module 1 with a lesson on body measurements and health. We will touch on body image and some concepts of mindful eating. We will move onto when and where body measurements are appropriate and will explore the evidence behind certain popular body composition methods and their validity.

Intermediate in nutrition

  • Putting the pieces together

    In this lesson you get a clear overview of the essential elements of nutrition which need to be taken into consideration pre-conception, during pregnancy, lactation, breast feeding and weaning.

  • Weight loss basics (part 1)

    We all know what children should be eating but this lesson looks at what children are eating as well as overcoming nutritional issues for children. We take a look at fussy eaters and overcoming childhood obesity which is on the rise at an alarming rate.

  • Weight loss basics (part 2)

    The teenage years are of vital importance to ensure optimum health as we age. This lessons explores nutritional concerns for teenagers such as inappropriate slimming, drinking alcohol and taking an introductory look at nutrition for the teenage athlete.

  • Popular weight loss diets

    Nutrition during adulthood is vitally important to ensure an excellent quality of life as we age and to prevent disease, but also to cope with all of the hormonal changes which take place as we go through the lifecycle. A special emphasis will be placed on men’s and women’s health.

  • Fad diets debunked

  • 'Free-from' diets

  • Plant based diets

  • Nutrition FAQ

Advanced in nutrition

  • Gut Health (part 1)

  • Gut Health (part 2)

  • Exercise (part 1)

  • Exercise (part 2)

  • Alcohol (part 1)

  • Alcohol (part 2)

  • Mindful eating- Part 1

  • Vegetarian and Raw Food Diets - Part 2

Proficient in nutrition

  • Lesson 1: Eating Disorders and Mental Health - Part 1

    In this lesson we get beyond the food and see what is causing the rise in eating disorders, how they can be treated and most importantly how they can be prevented. We will also be looking at the role that diet and exercise play in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health issues.

  • Lesson 2: Eating Disorders and Mental Health - Part 2

    In this lesson we get beyond the food and see what is causing the rise in eating disorders, how they can be treated and most importantly how they can be prevented. We will also be looking at the role that diet and exercise play in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health issues.

  • Lesson 3: Diet to Treat Diabetes and Obesity - Part 1

    Learn how to develop a diet for the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease among others. We will be discussing new research in the area which covers the best pathway to achieving amazing results.

  • Lesson 4: Diet to Treat Diabetes and Obesity - Part 2

    Learn how to develop a diet for the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease among others. We will be discussing new research in the area which covers the best pathway to achieving amazing results.

  • Lesson 5: Diet and Cancer - Part 1

    In this lesson we will be taking a look at cancer and studies highlighting the role of nutrition in preventing cancer. Learn how to boost your immune system through a nutritious diet. A very interesting lesson and one that is relevant to us all!

  • Lesson 6: Diet and Cancer - Part 2

    In this lesson we will be taking a look at cancer and studies highlighting the role of nutrition in preventing cancer. Learn how to boost your immune system through a nutritious diet. A very interesting lesson and one that is relevant to us all!

  • Lesson 7: Delivering Effective Nutritional Advice - Part 1

    Learn what drives food choice. Learn about cultural and religious factors which affect food choice. Learn how to adapt your nutritional knowledge for the individual. We will also take an in depth look at motivation and how to achieve and sustain it.

  • Lesson 8: Delivering Effective Nutritional Advice - Part 2

    Learn what drives food choice. Learn about cultural and religious factors which affect food choice. Learn how to adapt your nutritional knowledge for the individual. We will also take an in depth look at motivation and how to achieve and sustain it.

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