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Diet and Nutrition

Healthy eating can reduce the risk of chronic illness and disease including the three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, and stroke.


Knowledge of diet and nutrition is vital to keeping your patients healthy and happy. When caring for others, you may face mealtime issues. Learn how to manage mealtime problems safely and effectively to ensure the wellbeing and stability of those you care for.

The aim of this course is to greater increase your knowledge of nutrition and the challenges surrounding the subject. The key points covered in this course are:

  • Defining nutrition

  • Variety in diet

  • Nourishing the elderly

  • Malnutrition and its effects

  • Screening tools



On completion of this course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • Describe what is meant by the term nutrition
  • Understand the importance of fruit and vegetables in the diet
  • Understand the challenges around nourishing the elderly
  • Describe malnutrition and how it affects the body
  • Describe some of the screening tools available.

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