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Nutrition Consultant QLS Level 3 and Weight Management QLS Level 4

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679 GBP
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679 GBP
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Nutrition Consultant QLS Level 3

Unit 1 Principles of a balanced diet

  • Nutrition: what is it?
  • Macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
  • How much do we need of each nutrient?
  • The concept of energy balance
  • A 'healthy' diet and government guidelines

Unit 2 Special dietary needs

  • The eatwell plate
  • Babies and toddlers
  • School children (ages 4-10)
  • Adolescents (ages 11-18)
  • Adults
  • Pre-conception
  • Pregnancy
  • Older adults
  • The national diet and nutrition survey

Unit 3 How certain diets can affect health

  • Types of food intolerance
  • Types of food allergy
  • Low income and dietary adequacy
  • Dietary differences in a multicultural society
  • Deficiencies and dietary conditions
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets

Unit 4 Contemporary food issues and their impact on diet

  • What is a food additive?
  • UK regulation of additives and E-numbers
  • Preservatives
  • Antioxidants
  • Food colourings
  • Flavour enhancers
  • Emulsifiers and stabilisers
  • Convenience and fast food
  • The place of fast food in a balanced diet

Unit 5 Food hygiene and safety

  • Safe food storage
  • Hygienic preparation
  • Safe cooking methods
  • General hygiene
  • Food safety for vulnerable groups
  • Protection against listeria, salmonella and toxoplasmosis
  • Understanding and interpreting food labelling

Unit 6 Supporting people to change their diet and food choices

  • Influences on eating: social, economic and psychological
  • Food habits, attitudes and behaviours
  • Supporting specific dietary goals
  • Improving the overall balance of a meal
Weight Management Consultant QLS Level 4

Unit 1 Essential Principles in Nutrition

  • Describe characteristics and functions of macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Explain the importance of vitamins and minerals for the body
  • Explain the importance of water in the diet
  • List ways in which they can stay informed of the latest developments in the field

Unit 2 The Obesity Epidemic, Causes and Consequences

  • Describe energy balance
  • Explain how modern diet and working practices predispose individuals to weight gain
  • Analyse the role which fast food, ready meals and convenience food play in obesity
  • Evaluate the extent to which food consumption is linked to our social and cultural heritage
  • Explain the relationship between economic status and obesity
  • Describe the effects of the obesity epidemic on an individual and national level

Unit 3 The Principles of Effective Weight Management

  • Describe the risks associated with being overweight
  • Perform an assessment to determine if a person is overweight, and know the different classes of obesity (obese, severely obese, morbidly obese, super obese)
  • Analyse the benefits and drawbacks of different methods for determining whether someone is overweight
  • Explain energy balance, and the fundamental mechanics of fat loss, calorie counting, portion sizes and the food pyramid
  • Construct a simple weight loss plan

Unit 4 Complications to Weight Management

  • Give examples of conditions which predispose individuals to obesity, or make it far more difficult for them to maintain a healthy weight
  • Assess the impact of the two diabetes as they apply to weight loss
  • Describe the considerations for working with individuals with type one diabetes
  • Explain the effect of metabolic diseases on a person’s weight
  • Make a balanced judgement as to when an individual is suitable for assistance from a weight loss consultant, and when they need to be treated by a medical professional

Unit 5 Fad Diets, And Fact Diets

  • Outline the characteristics and drawbacks of the most popular “fad diets”
  • Explain why “diets” not work for sustained weight loss and management
  • Define the “yo-yo” dieting effect
  • Outline approaches to weight management which do work, and are sustainable in the long term

Unit 6 The Role of Psychology in Weight Loss

  • Describe the relationship between emotion and food
  • Give examples of situations where emotions or psychological considerations may lie at the heart of a weight issue
  • Illustrate with examples the psychological effect which obesity can have on individuals
  • Justify the consideration of psychological factors when dealing with weight loss
  • List and describe different psychological approaches are effective in supporting weight loss and know how to help clients find help.

Unit 7 The Role of Exercise in Weight Loss

  • Explain how exercise can contribute to initial weight loss, as well as maintenance of a healthy weight
  • Differentiate between types of exercise which are suitable and unsuitable for obese individuals
  • Outline the types of professionals who can provide tailored exercise plans for obese individuals
  • Clarify instances when it is appropriate to recommend exercise to a client, and when to refer them to a medical professional
  • Describe different ways in which clients can incorporate more exercise into their daily routines

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