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Healthy Eating

Saturday 12 January 2019
11:00 - 13:30
5.0 Hours / 2 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£40.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available

Course description

A healthy, well-balanced and nutritious diet is essential for good physical health and positive mental wellbeing. You'll learn more about which foods make up a nutritious menu, understand the link between diet and health, and create a balanced diet using the information provided by the Eatwell Guide.

What you will learn

This Nutrition and Healthy Eating course has been designed as an introduction to creating healthy menus, maintaining a well-balanced diet and understanding the links between diet and health. The course provides learners with the essential knowledge needed to make nutritious food choices and helps them to understand which foods are the best for health, why our bodies need certain vitamins and minerals and how the Eatwell Guide can be used to create a well-balanced diet.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Understand which foods make up a healthy, well-balanced diet. • Understand the roles that protein, fat and carbohydrate play in the diet, plus the best foods to eat in order to obtain these nutrients. 2. Understand the importance of essential vitamins and minerals and know where they can be found. 3. Know how to use the Eatwell Guide to create a balanced diet and healthy menu. 4. Have an awareness of how a poor diet can negatively impact health and wellbeing. 5. Understand the different nutritional requirements that people may have and know how to cater for them. 6. Understand how processing, including cooking and preservation, affects the nutrient content of food. 7. Know how to interpret the information provided on pre-packaged food labels 8. You will be expected to weigh all your ingredients prior to the start of the lesson and bring them with you. Everyone will be treated equally and every opinion counts. You will be encouraged to discuss ingredients and recipes from your country or cultural background similar to the ones used in your classes. Adaptions for recipes are available if you have allergy concerns, please raise this with the tutor.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you need to bring to the first class

4 small skinless chicken breasts. 1 tub of extra light cream cheese. 1 calorie spray. 1 punnet chestnut mushrooms. I handful frozen raw onion or 1 chopped onion. 1 teaspoon chopped garlic (can be frozen). Italian herbs to taste. 1/4pint skimmed milk. Wholegrain mustard. Chicken stock cubes/paste. Small pack Fresh chives. Whole wheat pasta of your choice (linguine). 400g chick peas. 1 large garlic clove 1 roasted red pepper from a jar (not in oil, you can get these in all supermarkets now) or roast your own at home. 1 tbsp tahini (you can get this in a supermarket too). 1 lemon. 4 walnuts chopped. 2 carrots, ½ cucumber, celery (or your choice of raw vegetables, raw peppers are great with this dip).

What you can do next

Do you need to up skills in Maths, English and ICT? We offer courses in Functional Skills and Level 1/2 in Maths and English, GCSE Maths and English and a range of ICT courses to suit your needs.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking