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Nutrition Essentials: eating well to live well

20+ hours of content

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12 months of access to material

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Ever wondered what you’re eating or feeding your family? Learn the foundations of nutrition and harness the power of food to supercharge your life. Discover how to read food labels, follow dietary guidelines and understand recommended daily intakes and nutrient reference values. Prepare nutritious meals and healthy recipes to eat well and live well.

What you'll take away from this course

Recommended daily intakes and nutrient reference values
Knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients
Understanding of the Australian Dietary Guidelines
Nutritious meal plans and healthy recipes
The foundations of nutrition

In this short course, expand your nutrition knowledge and learn how food impacts your wellbeing. Covering seven core topics, you’ll begin by reviewing the many sources of nutritional information and how to determine what’s credible advice. Learn to decipher food labels, delve into macro and micronutrients and assess your eating habits. Finally, examine some of the most popular diets and tips to help you establish and keep healthy eating habits.

Who Decides What We Eat? Learn what makes a credible source when you research nutrition advice.
Understanding food labels Review health ratings, additives, preservatives and ingredients to avoid.
Macronutrients Study how macronutrients give you energy and keep your body working.
Micronutrients Understand the four types of micronutrients and assess your personal needs.
Popular Diets Explore a range of common diets and why they generally don’t work.
Healthy Eating Transfer what you’ve learnt into practice, creating healthy eating habits.
Sustainable Eating Understand the sustainability of food and your own approach to this.

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and nutrition skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, to learn about the foundations of nutrition and how you can supercharge your life with nutritious and sustainable food.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and instructors at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

Your instructor

Sophie Scott is passionate about nutrition, fitness and behaviour change coaching. As a Registered Nutritionist and Environmental Scientist, she takes a holistic approach to nutrition, focusing on people’s relationship with food and driving a shift to a h…

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Awardees are able to identify how many serves to eat from the five food groups, explain macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), understand nutrient reference values, prepare nutritious meals using healthy recipes and interpret food labels accurately.

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If you love Nutrition Essentials, why not enrol in another short course in nutrition, wellness, business or natural health? Or you may want to explore a nutrition degree with the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

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"I wanted to understand the science behind healthy eating so that I could explain it well to my clients. This course was the best online one I’ve ever done."

- Mitch Kemmis

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