Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating

CPD (Continued Professional Development)


Section 1: Diet and health

Explore the meaning of the term ‘diet’, what a healthy diet looks like and how to enjoy and maintain a balanced diet. This section covers topics such as energy and its sources, lifestyle, obesity and the positives and negatives of salts.

Section 2: Components of a healthy diet

Identify different food groups, better understand a balanced diet and gain a range of information relating to how best to keep the body healthy.

Section 3: Nutrients and their Role in maintaining health

Learn the importance of nutrients, fluids and fibre and understand their pivotal role in maintaining good health and well-being.

Section 4: Healthy food preparation

Cover the key concepts of food preparation and understand what is essential to consider when planning a meal for anyone.

Section 5: Food safety awareness

Gain knowledge of food safety and understanding of personal hygiene, cleaning and contamination.

  • Automatic enrolment with an immediate start
  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Official CPD-certified course
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • No hidden costs



Course Type / Level



CPD (Continued Professional Development)

Who is this for?

Distance Learning is suitable for those who wish to study at their own pace, at a pace that suits them. These courses are designed to be part of you Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Entry Requirements

Age 19+
EU/UK resident for the last three years

Dates and Duration

Start Date: To Be Advised
Time: At a time to suit you
Day: Work at a day to suit you - Distance Learning only
Duration: 4 Weeks



Progression Route

Accredited Distance Learning courses.

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