Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland – Elementary Food and Health Course

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Understanding the links between diet and health

  • Are you interested in food and healthy living?
  • Do you feel confused by health and nutrition advice?
  • Would you like to know more?
  • Whether your interest is professional or personal this course is for you!

Elementary Food & Health is a nationally recognised seven hour course which provides training in the principles of good nutrition and getting a healthy, balanced diet. Our highly qualified team of friendly and approachable Association for Nutrition-registered Nutritionists have wide experience of delivering REHIS training to people from different backgrounds and all levels of experience.

This informative and useful course is packed with clearly delivered information that aims to cut through all the mixed messages about nutrition. It is designed for anyone with an interest in food and for those who work with food in any capacity, including: carers, home-helps, nursery staff, café staff/caterers and those whose voluntary involves food preparation or handling. It is also highly relevant for anyone who cooks at home. Candidates receive a book and will be tested.

What do you get out of it?

  • Gain a clear understanding of general nutrition
  • Gain practically applicable knowledge for the workplace and the home
  • Understand the consequences of eating habits on health and disease
  • Discuss the roles of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & vegetables, fat and fibre
  • Understand the role of vitamins, minerals and trace elements
  • Gain insight into maintaining a healthy weight
  • Identify different ways of preparing and cooking foods for a healthy diet
  • Learn how to make sense of food labelling

Who is it suitable for?

The course is open to everyone and is suitable for all who are interested in nutrition and healthy eating, along with those whose work or volunteering involves the handling or preparation of food.

Topics covered are:                                                             

  1. An Introduction to Food & Health
  2. The Function of Food
  3. Energy Measure and Influences on Food Intake
  4. Eating for Health: Food and Well Being
  5. Putting it all Together – Action Planning
  6. Examination

Testimonials

“Classes were informal, welcoming and interactive, and presented in a clear and concise manner without too many big and confusing words where everything was explained.  There were also helpful hand-outs which I could use at home.” 

“I found the course very informative not only in my professional capacity but also personally too. I will be able to use the skills I learnt at work with the Young Carers I work with. Part of our program is healthy eating, so this information is a very useful tool to help the young people learn about healthy eating. I would strongly recommend [it] to everyone. Whether you work with food or not, information like this is so valuable in every-day life.”