This is arguably one of the most valuable courses you could ever undertake!
With the confusing media coverage of the most recent changes to the dietary recommendations and magazines and internet sources recommending various ‘fad’ diets and miracle supplements, it is difficult to find out what ‘healthy eating’ or ‘balance diet’ actually mean! As we finally realise that the nutritional value of the foods available to us is constantly diminishing it is no wonder that ‘what should I be actually eating?’ is one of the most often asked questions.
Undoubtedly, what we eat, how we eat and how much we eat plays a vital role in our lives. Research confirms that the root causes of the majority of the ailments that we come across in our daily lives – from arthritis and diabetes, through fertility issues, cardiovascular diseases to cancer - are primarily due to improper intake of food and lack of a balanced diet. Studies show that our stress levels and even our mental health depend on what we eat and can benefit from the right selection of foods! Therefore, the necessity of proper nutrition and, perhaps most importantly the secrets of how to make the best advantage of the food, is what is discussed in this course.
“The key to a healthy life is healthy living”. This certificate course will help you get familiar with everything you need to know about the basics of a proper nutrition!
This unique intensive 6 day in-class course will offer an opportunity to study the subject not only in more depth but also in a more practical and interactive way. It will introduce you to basic concepts of nutrition and highlights ways that your clients (and you!) can integrate good nutrition into their lifestyles. In fascinating detail, you`ll explore the food pyramid, diet planning, the digestive system, and how nutrients affect energy, wellness, and disease. Principles of digestion and absorption, the function of nutrients, disease prevention, diet modifications, and weight controls are also covered. Practical application of these principles to the clients` lives are emphasized and made easy enabling you to help others achieve better health with confidence! You will be able to give clients clear, concise and no-nonsense step-by-step guidance, in an attempt to clarify the minefield of information being given at present.
The real bonus of this course is what you will be able to gain through in-class activities and discussions, which will help you learn how to analyse a food diary, carry out some simple calculations (body mass index, daily calorific needs, etc.), come up with a health benefiting strategy and create a realistic meal plan. In addition to the comprehensive course manual you will also get additional charts, such as an exhaustive list of gluten-free grains (includes over 140 grains, seeds and related foodstuffs from all over the world!) and a handy ‘best sources’ of minerals and vitamins guide. Throughout the course we will be sharing many exciting recipes utilising some truly useful super-foods – all ready to share with your future clients! We have even created various templates – from thorough consultation form, including mineral and vitamin deficiency ‘finder’, to the actual case study template - to make your progress fast and case studies easy and fun! All of this will also help you build a successful practice!
To help you get ready for the exam we have prepared an exclusive ‘Revision Pack’ with an answers checker!
Ah, and let’s not forget – as it is often the case with our courses at MSCM - we include some valuable extracurricular aspects of Diet and Nutrition, e.g. the alkaline diet or the dietary needs specific to the various cultural/ethnic groups.