All schools will be expected to teach pupils about good physical and mental heath from 2021. In addition, food served in some schools and academies in England must meet the school food standards so that children have a healthy nutrition and a balanced diet.
Healthy eating habits are formed during the childhood and adolescent years, when schools can have a large impact on the development of these habits. Health programs run by schools can provide the necessary skills, environment and support needed for lifelong, healthy eating behaviours
If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the possible consequences of getting it wrong. Some of these issues are addressed in the Government’s publication the Childhood Obesity Plan
This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in schools, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.
Who is this online course for?
Anyone responsible for health nutrition in schools such as Senior Leaders, Food and Healthy Eating Coordinators, School Meal Supervisory Assistants or cooks.
Online Course Modules
- The Course Structure
- Defining the Terms
- The Eatwell Plate
- Through-life Nutrition
- Malnutrition and Overnutrition
- ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’
Duration: 65 minutes