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Healthy food in heart and cholesterol diet concept

This qualification will benefit anyone who prepares and serves food as it is designed to provide a basic understanding of nutrition and the requirements of special diets to enable the planning of well-balanced meals that have a positive impact on health. This could include chefs, kitchen porters, waiting staff, health care workers and childminders.

Overview and Benefits

This nutritional course includes the nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet including covering the impact of diet on health. It is perfect for those learners wanting to understand more about special diets for different cultures; health issues and food preparation techniques for those on special diets including those with allergies and other intolerances.

Course Content

This course will cover:

  1. A healthy diet including The Eatwell Guide;
  2. Essential nutrients;
  3. Impact of diet on health;
  4. Food preparation techniques to help maintain the nutritional value of food;
  5. Main feature of special diets.

Course Objectives

This qualification will enable successful candidates to:

  1. Understand the principle of healthy diets;
  2. Plan and provide special diets including food preparation techniques;
  3. Understand special diets through life stages.

 Further Information

Awarding Body: Highfield Qualification

Course Duration: 6 hours guided learning

Assessment: The examination for this qualification contains 20 questions that must be completed within 30 minutes. 14 out of 20 correct answers is the pass mark.

Progression: Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)



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