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Diet, Nutrition and Exercise for Children Distance Learning Course - Distance

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  • Academic Title
    Level 3 Award in Diet, Nutrition and Exercise for Children plus a UK Open Learning Diploma.

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"
  • Course description

    Encouraging children to lead a healthy life style is very important.  By instilling the importance of being healthy from a young age we can help to combat obesity and encourage children to take responsibility for their own healthy lifestyle.  Learning about healthy eating and exercise early on in life should help children to make the right choices and understand why these choices are necessary for their long term health.

    Study Details

    Students are required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments, which can be sent to the tutor for marking.

    There is no word count for these assignments however you do have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question asked.

    Tutor Support

    Students will receive full tutor support for a full year from the day you receive the course. To complete this course it will take in the region of 90 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month period to suit the student.


    Awarding Body Information

    NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland

    CONTENTS

    UNIT ONE – NUTRITION AND HEALTHY EATING

    1.1   The main food groups

    1.2   Health problems associated with excess and inadequate nutrient intake in children and adults

    1.3   Good health and five a day recommendation

    1.4   Body Mass Index

    UNIT TWO – FOOD HYGIENE AND FOOD SAFETY

    2.1   Good hygiene practices in the kitchen

    2.2   Shopping for food

    2.3   Storing food safely

    2.4   Preparing food safely

    2.5   Cooking food safely

    2.6   Food Poisoning

    2.7   Pet safety

    UNIT THREE – NUTRITION FOR CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO 16 YEARS

    3.1   Weaning and feeding babies

    3.2   Healthy eating for children aged between 1 and 3 years

    3.3   Healthy eating for pre-school children between 3 and 5 years

    3.3   Healthy eating for school age children between 6 and 12 years

    3.4   Healthy eating for teenagers

    UNIT FOUR – KEY NUTRIENTS AND VITAMINS

    4.1   Benefits and limitations of key nutrients

    4.2   Non-nutrient foods

    4.3   The Balance of Good Health

    UNIT FIVE – NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES AND MENU PLANNING

    5.1   Recommended daily allowances from each food group

    5.2   Improving nutrition and reducing health problems in under 5’s

    5.3   Planning healthy meals and snacks

    UNIT SIX – DIGESTION

    6.1   The structure of the digestive system

    6.2   Changes that occur to food as it passes through the digestive system

    UNIT SEVEN – FOOD LABELS

    7.1   High, medium and low fat, sugar and salt content

    7.2   The complexity of food labels

    UNIT EIGHT – DIETARY CHANGES

    8.1   Factors influencing people’s food choices

    8.2   Barriers to dietary change

    UNIT NINE – THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF SPECIFIC GROUPS

    9.1   Groups of children who need additional dietary consideration

    9.2   Identifying help and support

    UNIT TEN – THE PRINCIPLES OF EXERCISE

    10.1   The benefits of physical play and exercise

    10.2   Supporting physical exercise in children

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