Nutrition and Health
NCFE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health (QCF)
With a wide range of healthy eating tips, information and ideas, this Nutrition and Health course is packed with practical advice on healthy eating. It explains what healthy eating is and why it’s important. It includes content on nutrition and health for vegetarians and allergy sufferers, healthy food preparation, how nutritional needs vary with age, food labelling and food additives. Pupils can use the content to write their own healthy eating plans, menus and recipes to ensure that they eat a healthy balanced diet.
There are three mandatory units:
- Unit one: Exploring the Principles of Healthy Eating
- Unit two: Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals
- Unit three: Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet
Here’s a taste of what the course covers:
Exploring the Principles of Healthy Eating
This unit explores how diet affects people’s health. Pupils will discover how the five food groups contribute to a healthy diet and the role of different nutrients in maintaining health. They will also find out all about healthy food preparation.
Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals
In this unit pupils will learn about how nutritional needs vary with age. They will gain an understanding of the special dietary requirements of vegetarians, people with certain religious beliefs and those with allergies. They will also discover the factors that create barriers to healthy eating.
Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet
In this unit pupils will learn all about the information that is provided on food labels and how this may be used to plan a healthy diet. They will learn the facts behind nutritional claims on food labels and will consider the advantages and disadvantages of using food additives. They will also get the opportunity to take a closer look at your own diet and make recommendations for improvement.
Vision2learn learning materials access fee for 2012/13 :Option 1 – 12 months unlimited access
£5,750 plus VAT
Option 2 – 24 months unlimited access
£9,975 plus VAT
NCFE Registration and Certification: £40
Qualification Aim Number (QAN): 50100385
Section 96: <16 / 16-18
14-19 curriculum information:
Contr. to Level 2 threshold: 20%
Point score: 46
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