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Introduction To Diet And Nutrition

Mary Ward Centre
Course summary
12 weeks
Part time
London
Leisure / Fun Classes

Course description

Introduction To Diet And Nutrition

This course gives you the knowledge to really understand how to create a healthy diet for you and your family.
Discover how food affects us and how what you eat can improve or damage your health. Understand food labelling, which fats you should be eating, the role of vitamins and minerals in the body and so much more.

Suitability - Who should attend?

No previous experience required. In this course we will explore how nutrition is related to health and disease and how to create a healthy diet for yourself. Topics covered include:
- Antioxidants and free radicals
- Dairy products: the pros and cons. Alternatives to cow's milk and yogurt
- The benefits of different whole grains
- Gluten and wheat allergy and intolerance
- Common digestive problems and how to improve your digestive health
- Supplements and micronutrients for improving digestion

Training Course Content

We will:
- Discuss the process of digestion and absorption of nutrients by the body
- Explore the main food groups: proteins, carbohydrates and fats
- Take a detailed look at good and bad fats in the diet
- Learn about the glycaemic index and maintaining balanced blood sugar levels
- Discuss obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes
- Look at the role of vitamins and minerals in the body
- Learn about the foods and cooking methods which are damaging to health

About provider

Mary Ward Centre

Mary Ward Centre

The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...


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Mary Ward Centre

42 Queens Square
WC1N 3AQ London

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