Nutrition Beginners Course
The Nutrition Beginners Course comprises of:
• Study of nutrition philosophy and methods
• The influence of Nutrition on health – Making the connection
• 14 Principles of a Nutritionally Balanced Diet
• Nutritional Support for 12 Common Conditions
• 12 Case studies
• Self-assessment questions and cases
• Health Questionnaire
• Tutor assessment and certificate
• Memory stick containing lectures on nutrition
• Two books of nutrition
• Nutrition products (Supplements and Protein Bar)
• Voucher for additional nutrition study
• Vouchers for additional nutrition products
The beginners course
Here is a quick overview of each of the main sections:
Part 1 – The influence of Nutrition on health – Making the connection
The goal of a healthy body and mind is one that we can all aspire too, but how does what we eat and drink really affect this? This section helps you make sense of how what we take into our bodies affects its function at all levels of our being. It also provides a basic understanding of the digestive process and the various specialist diets you may encounter.
Part 2 – Fourteen Principles of a Nutritionally Balanced Diet
Here we examine 14 principles that will support your journey to achieving a nutritionally balanced diet. From the need for adequate levels of water, to superfoods and the overall impact of stress and how this affects our digestion and our nutrient requirements.
Part 3 – Nutrients in Focus
This section looks at the role of the many nutrients we consume through food. Exploring each vitamin and mineral and listing the food sources of it that you can increase though your diet. It also covers the different life stages and how our nutritional needs change as we progress through life.
Part 4 – Nutritional Support for 12 Common Conditions
Here we take a look at 12 common conditions that you, friends or family may experience. We look at the background to each condition and a how optimising our nutritional intake of various nutrients could support them.
Part 5 – Case Studies
This is where you can begin to put the information you have learnt into practice and plan out nutritional suggestions for a range of fictional people presenting with a range of health complaints. These may resemble people that you know, or even yourself, and it gives an opportunity for further learning as you work out a plan to support them
This section holds all the answers to the self-assessment questions and cases. They should not be looked at until you have attempted the questions yourself first.
Once you have worked through the course, having completed all the self-assessment questions, watched the movies and read the books, you will be ready to tackle the assignments. These are optional. Please read the Assignments section to find out more.
Course Memory Stick
The Course Memory Stick provides a wonderful route for learning. It is divided into 24 chapters that spread across the main course sections. The movies follow the course, so you can watch the relevant movie as you work your way through the material. Nutritionist Mary Sharma, author of the Nutrition Therapist Course, shares lectures on the science, diets, digestion, symptoms, managing health and specific digestive issues.
Neal's Yard Remedies Healing Foods: Eat Your Way to a Healthier Life
Take control of your life and your health through what you eat with Neal's Yard Remedies Healing Foods. This book will show you exactly which parts of ingredients are beneficial for you and how to optimise their super-food potential. Written with the experts at Neal's Yard, experts in holistic, healthy living, featuring over 200 functional foods, from carrots to clementines, with notes to highlight the bits that are best for you and how to get to the goodness fast. Make your way through over 130 "recipes that heal" and take advantage of daily plans to help you eat the right foods to target a particular area of health. Whether you're looking for the best ways to use exotic foods or simply wish to find out which everyday staples will help address a particular health problem, Neal's Yard Remedies Healing Foods will give you all the information you need to use healing foods from around the world.
Gut, the inside story of our body’s most underrated organ, by Guilia Enders
In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and, let’s be honest, somewhat embarrassing, body part we imagine it to be, the gut is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer; new research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimers. Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with depression, Enders has written an entertaining, informative health handbook. Gut definitely shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings. In this charming book, young scientist Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides. Her message is simple if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need to? Find out in this surprising, and surprisingly funny, exploration of the least understood of our organs.
The fee for assessment and certification is included in the price of the Nutrition Beginners Course. Successful completion leads to the The School of Health ‘Basic Nutrition’ certificate.
The Nutrition Beginners Course includes a personal health questionnaire that you can use as a starting point to the vitamins, minerals and other nutritional factors that may benefit your overall health.
In creating this course pack we joined forces with three different partner companies: Cytoplan for the suppliments, Pulsin for the healthy snack bar and The Healthy House for water filters. All three companies share the same wellbeing ethos as The School of Health and all care passionately about holistic health and nutrition.
The Nutrition Beginners' Course includes one 30 capsule supplement from Cytoplan: Immunovite.
Cytoplan Immunovite includes beta 1-3,1-6 glucan along with vitamin C, selenium and zinc which contribute to the normal function of the immune system. Beta glucan is a natural form of soluble dietary fibre with a long history of use.
Cytoplan is a unique science-based supplement company exclusively supplying the needs of health care professionals and their patients. Cytoplan was founded in 1990, by practitioners with many years experience in nutrition science and has been a leader in the field of food-based supplementation for many years.
Nutrition Protein Bar
The Nutrition Beginners' Course includes protein snack from Pulsin.
Great savings! The pack comes with four vouchers:
- The School of Health voucher worth £75.00 for additional courses with The School of Health.
- 30% off Cytoplan voucher that can be redeemed against additional nutrition supplements.
- 10% off Pulsin voucher on any of their nutrition products.
- 10% off Healthy House voucher for any drinking water or whole house water filter system.
Full course content
Welcome & Guidelines
Part 1 - The Influence of Nutrition on Health - Making the Connection
1.1 How nutrition supports health
1.2 Basic naturopathic nutrition theory
1.3 Our basic composition
1.4 Overview of the digestive process
1.5 How the gut governs health
1.6 Impacts of a modern diet on health
1.7 Specific diets
Part 2 - Fourteen Principles of a Nutritionally Balanced Diet
2.3 Nine a day
2.4 Dirty dozen and clean fifteen - the organic factor
2.5 Seasonal local food
2.6 The need for fibre and complex carbohydrates
2.7 Choosing a processed foods free diet
2.8 Sugar free for life
2.9 It’s just not what we cook, it’s the way that we cook it
2.10 Eat the rainbow
2.13 Quality protein
2.14 Whole person
Part 3 - Nutrients in Focus
3.1 Macro v micro nutrients
3.2 Maximising nutrients through food
3.3 The role of vitamins and minerals
3.4 Supplement tips, where diet may not be enough
3.5 General life stage nutrition requirements (children to the elderly)
3.6 Maximising digestion
Part 4 - Nutritional Support for Twelve Common Conditons
4.3 Coughs and colds
4.4 Blood sugar balancing
4.8 Pre menstrual syndrome (PMS)
4.10 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
4.11 Poor sleep quality
Part 5 - Case Studies
5.2 Case check list
Case 1 Sarah
Case 2 George
Case 3 Jenny
Case 4 Michael
Case 5 Katie
Case 6 Billy
Case 7 Tina
Case 8 Milly
Case 9 Tony
Case 10 Margaret
Case 11 John
Case 12 Mandy
Self Assessment Questions A-I
Self Assessment Cases 3-12