The purpose of the training course is to provide anyone interested in the health and well-being of school-aged children with the knowledge that will enable them to provide evidence-based and up-to-date healthy eating information within this vulnerable age group.
This course is designed for teachers and teaching assistants/learning mentors, as well as catering staff and schools nurses, in schools. The course will enable adults working with school-aged children to improve their knowledge and awareness of healthy eating messages, in-line with current government recommendations.
There are four outcomes to this unit. The candidate will be able to:
- Describe the benefits for a healthy balanced diet in school aged children
- Understand the energy requirements of school aged children
- Explain key healthy eating messages for school aged children
- Describe special dietary requirements
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 20 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full time or part time basis.
Course design & delivery
This award is delivered as a distance learning course and is supported by the Purely Nutrition Ltd workbook. The workbook contains the learning material covering the four learning outcomes, as well as worked examples and example assessment questions.
An email and telephone mentoring and support network has also been set up and is manned by Registered Nutritionists to assist learners with any queries whilst working through the learning material.
For this award, candidates are required to complete the Test Your Knowledge sections in the assessment book, followed by the multiple choice question paper..
Grading of assessment for this award is pass or fail and candidates must achieve 75% to pass. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE.