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Nutrition for Weight Loss
Nutrition for Weight Loss Level 3 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Nutrition for Weight Loss
Nutrition for Weight Loss course online. To explain all aspects of how nutrition affects weight loss. It is an ideal course for people working with children in the child care industry. It is also a good course for mothers wanting to understand their children’s nutritional needs and learn to cope with them or for self enhancement.
This course has been accredited by the CMA – The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a “Fully Qualified Practitioner” and be entitled to use the post-nominal latters “MCMA” after your name. CMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.
Lesson Structure: Nutrition for Weight Loss BRE210
There are 9 lessons:
- Understanding Obesity
What is obesity
- Types of Obesity Hyperplasia or Hypertrophy of Fats Cells
- Dietary Trends and the Incidence of Obesity
- Factors Influencing Food Intake and Habits
- Physiological factors which determine food intake
- Environmental and behavioural factors which determine food intake:
- Causes of Obesity (Genetics, Lifestyle, Exercise, Eating habits, Water intake, Changing metabolism through life, Medical conditions and disease, Psychology)
- Health Risks of Obesity
- Understanding Weight
- Body composition
- Evaluation Techniques Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Nutrition Basics
Why we need food
Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)
- Understanding Digestion and Absorption
- How we process food
- Basic Roles of Major Digestive Organs
- Food Composition (Carbohydrates, Protens, Fats, etc)
- Need for Fluids
- The Glycaemic Index (GI)
- Calculating Energy Requirements
- Basal Metabolic Rate
- Food Pyramid and Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)
- What is the recommended intake of nutrients?
- New food pyramid and normal eating patterns
- Childhood Obesity
- Diets -Fads, Fiction and Fact
- A Review of Popular Approaches to Weight Loss and Control
- Vegetarian Diets
- Very Low Calorie and Liquid Diets
- Commercial Low Calorie Meal Substitutes
- Commercial Low Calorie Meal Substitutes
- Blood type diet
- Food combining
- Detox Diets
- Low carbohydrate diets
- Low Glycaemic index diet (low GI)
- Low fat diets
- Fat Substitutes
- Fat burning diets
- Guidelines for Childhood Weight Loss
- Preventing Obesity
Metabolism -Keeping the Metabolic Rate Stable
- Making the best food choices
- Nutritional Education
- Teaching Healthy Eating Habits to Children
- Health Initiatives Targeting Obesity
- Public Health Information
- Legislative controls
- Treating Obesity
Methods that Work
- Assessment of Clients or Patients
- Modifying Behaviour
- Prescribing Diets
- Life Coach and Personal Trainer
- Weight Loss Hypnosis
- Self-help Groups
- Health Clubs, Health Farms and Holiday Retreats
- A Holistic Approach
- Modifying Eating Behaviour
- Key Stages in Behaviour Changes
- Cultural food patterns
- How to Make Lifelong Changes
- Assess Current Diet (patterns and nutritional value)
- Plan for Change
- Seek Motivation and Support from Others
- Improving Health Through Food
- Diseases Linked to Obesity
- Changing Unhealthy Habits
- Restricting Calorie Intake
- Understanding Energy and Metabolism
- Energy Metabolism
- Age (Growth and Aging) and Metabolism
- Activity and Metabolism
- Calorie Restricted Diets
- Medical Conditions: Hormones, Drugs, Eating Disorders
- Nutrition During Disease
- Childhood Diabetes
- Link between Medication and Diet
- Drugs and Hormones Prescribed for Weight Management
- Diet Pills
- Thyroid hormone
- Somatropin (Growth Hormone
- Weight Loss Surgery
- Lipoplasty (Liposuction)
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Planning a Diet
- A major Problem Based Learning Project
Learning Goals: Nutrition for Weight Loss BRE210
- Develop an understanding of modern day causes of obesity and recognise its significance to health.
- Be able to evaluate the weight status and body composition of an individual.
- To develop an understanding of a range of weight reducing diets and to evaluate how healthy different diets are in terms of nutrient balance and consider how practical the diets are to follow
- Explain the relationship between nutrition and obesity.
- Determine appropriate actions to manage eating habits in individuals and in demographic groups for prevention of obesity.
- Determine appropriate treatments for treatment of obesity.
- To compare different techniques for modifying eating behaviour in order to control obesity.
- To analyse the calorie intake of an individual and recommend changes in order to manage obesity
- To describe a range of medical conditions and treatments that can affect obesity, and to explain appropriate dietary management responses to those conditions.
- To evaluate the obesity problem of an individual and determine a recommended course of action within a limited time frame; and using available information and resources gathered within that time frame.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Juliette Harris. Your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are their credentials:
Juliette Harris – Nutritional
BSc Hons Biology (University of Sussex)
Juliette has over 10 years experience in teaching and private tutoring. As an undergraduate, she contributed to published research on the behaviour of an endangered bat species, though her main areas of interest and specialisation are genetics and cellular biology. After 7 months in the rainforests & reefs of Central America, Juliette began her teaching career at prestigious private school, Brighton College. She soon returned to Central America, headingup a field-trip for A-level students. She has been private tutor & exam coach to a range of students with very diverse backgrounds, aptitudes and expectations.More recently, Juliette has enjoyed working with adults with learning difficulties and enormous barriers to education. Juliette currently splits her time between England and Bulgaria, where she works as a teacher and missionary.
Excerpt from the Course
In the last lesson we looked at various diets to help to treat obesity. While the treatment of obesity is of clear importance, it is also essential to look at the causes of obesity and develop strategies to prevent it happening in the first place. Targeting the behaviours that lead children to become overweight can be helpful in preventing childhood obesity. These include unhealthy eating habits and a lack of physical activity and exercise.
In this lesson we shall consider which aspects of our biology and behaviour are linked with an increased risk of becoming overweight and obese. We will then discuss some tips to assist with weight management. In the second part of this lesson we will then consider how these tips can be incorporated into weight management programs before discussing the potential impact of these programs.
Tips, both to prevent obesity include:
1) Portion control, Portion control is the cornerstone of weight management as you can eat all the right foods but if you are eating too much, this will eventually lead to weight gain.
2) Reducing snacking. It is important to establish daily meal and snack times rather than allow children to graze on snacks during the day. Where snacks are provided healthy options should be encouraged e.g. fruit and vegetables, low fat yoghurt, cereals
3) Encourage physical activity, Successful health promotion help support healthy lifestyles for all children at home, in school, and in the community
4) Encourage healthy food choices- prevention of obesity requires children and adults to choose to follow a healthy balanced diet and see high fat and high sugar snacks as ‘treats’ to have in moderation.
5) Identify those who are likely to become overweight – this will involve early identification of people at most risk and the development of effective intervention strategies.
6) Help your metabolism work for you.
Basal Metabolic Rate
To work out their energy requirements, people must firstly work out their own basal metabolic rate. The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the percentage of calories ingested which are used solely for cellular functioning, heart rate and breathing rate. Generally speaking, healthy people of a normal weight and are active, in line with national averages, use approximately 65% of their calorific intake on maintaining body functions.
Due to increased muscle mass, men normally tend to have a higher BMR than women – muscle cells require more energy to function than other cells e.g. fat cells. Also, older people generally have a lower BMR than young people.
The table below shows if someone does not follow a normal and healthy eating pattern of three main meals per day, their BMR can be affected – decreased. From this evidence we can conclude by eating frequenting (and small meals), grazing, not binging, blood glucose levels stay steady and this maintains a higher metabolic rate. If you don’t eat for long periods of time, the body stores food it takes in as fat as it is fooled into the idea the body is under famine conditions. In summary, the BMR should remain higher (normal) and blood sugar levels should remain steady by eating small meals often.
Ebooks To Compliment This Course
Discover a better understanding of food and nutrition, what to eat and what to avoid. Human Nutrition is an ideal introductory text for students and anyone else interested in learning how diet and harm or help human health.
by the Staff of ACS Distance Learning
Human Nutrition eBook course online. It’s surprising how little most people know about the human body and how it works. If we all spent just a small amount of time educating ourselves, we would save years in terms of health problems and hundreds of pounds otherwise spent on health care.
Throughout history there has been a vast array of nutritional claims and dietary advice. For example, there is evidence of dietary regimes involving fasting as far back as in Ancient Greece and many examples since of diet being used either to restrict intake to lose weight or to act as a cure for a medical complaint. This book will give you the background necessary to understand these theories and make better choices for yourself.
Chapter 1 The Digestive System -Everyone is different
Nutrition and nutrients
General health recommendations
Examples of serving size
Chapter 2. Modyfying Diet for a Particular Lifestyle or Genetic Disposition
Chapter 3. Foods and Nutrition
Why do we need to know the nutritional content in foods?
Nutrients provided by the five food groups
Chapter 4. Nutrition and Health Disorders
How diet may affect skin
Diet and our bones, joints and muscles
Nutrition and the heart
Diet and the respiratory system
Diet and the urinary system
Diet and the digestive system
Diet and the brain/mental
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Due to our years of experience and wide range of online courses, here are a list of our FAQs and Answers asked by Students.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, you are not required to purchase expensive text books for any of our courses, since each module has been written by highly qualified tutors and writers, and our courses are updated on a regular basis, adding new information, methods and knowledge. You are supplied with all “essential” references. Extra books are always useful though, especially for special projects. Tutors will advise you what to buy if you decide you would like to have extra reading material, but it is not essential. Check out our eBookstore if you’re looking for a starting point.
Q. What sets the Academy apart from other institutions?
A. A unique feature of our courses is that we combine knowledge of the subject matter with practical tasks (set tasks, found at the end of each lesson). So you get to do practical components in each lesson. The benefits of this approach are immense: – your skills and knowledge are developed to a much higher level not normally found at other distance learning institutions.
Q. How do the practical exercises (set tasks) work?
A. The practical component of each lesson can be in the form of : Field Research, Networking and Analysis, Conducting Surveys, Growing, Collecting, Photographing and Processes.
Q. Can I pay by instalments?
A. Yes, you can view all available payment options here.
Q. Are there any hidden costs?
A. There are no hidden extras – the tuition fee covers all course material, unlimited tutor support, assignment marking/feedback and any text books where specified and exams. The only extras are for the public examinations fees for the ICB Bookkeeping course and the RHS (Royal Horticulture Society) exams.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are continually updated. The course content is rapidly updated and improved without the red tape and bureaucracy experienced at other educational institutions.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. What Recognition do you have?
A. The Academy for Distance Learning has various forms of recognition:
These include TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) – an Ofqual Awarding Organisation – ADL is an approved TQUK Centre.
IARC – International Approval Registration Centre, approved member. Accredited Training Provider for ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and Approved Distance Learning Provider for the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and many more. Our graduates come from many parts of the world and have used our qualifications for successful employment and progression onto higher education. To view our full list of recognition and memberships please click here,
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at the Academy our students are our priority – we treat every student as a unique individual. This philosophy allows us to nurture those who are “slow and steady” learners rather than letting them fall through the cracks, while catering for those who are in a hurry to complete.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. Completing the course- how long will it take?
A. Completion of modules varies from student to student. Many factors come into play such as work commitments and family life- there are always distractions. Some students work quicker than others. For a 100 hour module many students will take up to 3- 6 months, others take less time and some are even longer. It’s all up to you. There is no pressure to complete or deadline to finish. Naturally, longer courses will take more time.
Q. What learning formats are there?
A. Your enrollment comes with the Online Classroom study option by default. For a small additional cost you also have the options of USB or Correspondence.
USB: Your course is sent to you on a USB stick, so that you can carry it in your pocket. Ideal for those with unreliable internet connections. This option is an additional £5/module
Correspondence: You download the course content and then print your own copy to your requirements. You can then bind the lessons to suit your needs.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a project instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location, or you can visit us in Canterbury, England to sit the exam if want to. Exam fees are included in the tuition fee you paid. You can read more about the examination process here. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment. You submit it to the academy who then submits it to the tutor for marking, comments and feedback. Our policy is to have a grade for you within 5 to 7 days.
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons there would be 10 assignments. The number of lessons per module varies from module to module. See the course content from our website for further details.
Q. When do I have to hand in my first assignment?
A. There is no deadline for handing in the first assignment. Submit when you are ready. There are some students who hand in assignments within the first couple of weeks of enrolment – while there are others who submit their work 6 months later. It’s all at your own convenience to suit you. Everyone has different work and home commitments and we cater to these needs.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country; however, there may be an additional expense. We can appoint an appropriately qualified person anywhere to work through curriculum documentation supplied by us, to satisfy the requirements set down in a course.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would receive a Certificate (providing you complete all assignments and the exam). If you just want to complete the assignments only, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications awarded please click here.
Q. Is there a next level to progress to?
A. Yes – you can progress from one module to a combination of many modules and to higher qualifications i.e. Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Advanced Diplomas. Read more about course levels here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to design your own diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. It’s a very popular option and widely used by many students. You quite simply choose the appropriate number of related modules needed to complete the qualification and submit them to us for approval as a custom diploma.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of a 100-hour Certificate course and providing all assignments and exam have been completed, you will receive a Certificate and Transcript. The Transcript will list your GPA. Each 100-hour module is worth 3 credit hours.
Q. Do I have to sit for an exam?
A. Exams are optional but need to be undertaken in order to receive the Certificate or higher qualification. Exams are one and a half hours long. You appoint an adjudicator (subject to our approval) to supervise the exam. You sit for the exam in your own location. Its that simple.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. If you feel you don’t cope well with exams you may elect to undertake a Project (set by the tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Many students prefer this option as they find researching the material for the project sharpens their research skills.
Q. If I don’t sit for the Exam do I still get a qualification?
A. If you don’t sit for the exam but complete the project alternative, you will still receive your endorsed qualification. If you don’t sit for an exam or complete a final project, providing you have completed all the assignments you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
Q. Do I have to sit for the exam at the Academy?
A. No – whilst you are more than welcome to come to our location in Canterbury, U.K. and sit the exam in our classroom; the more popular option is to sit for the exam in your own location. You appoint an adjudicator to supervise the exam. Click here for more information on that process.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We only employ tutors who have are currently active in their industry with at least 5 years of real-world experience. Not only are they highly qualified but also experienced, knowledgeable, and professional- experts in their chosen fields from all parts of the world.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes- you have unlimited access to tutors. We strongly encourage students to develop a dialogue with their Tutor. This is why we encourage students to submit their first assignment fairly quickly at the beginning of the course.
Every Academy student is assigned a tutor who supports you throughout your course and beyond. Your tutor is there to guide and facilitate your learning and provides as much or as little individual contact as you would like. When you submit your coursework the tutor will give you feedback that helps you develop your ideas and provides motivation. For those who do like to have interaction with other students, the ADL discussion forum connects you to students from all over the world.
Q. How do I contact my tutor?
A. You have direct contact with your tutor by email through the Online Classroom. Alternatively, you can write, fax, email, or phone the academy. Leave a message if your tutor isn’t available and they will phone, write or fax back; whatever suits you.
Q. If I don’t understand a question or a lesson may I contact the tutor?
A. You may contact a tutor as often as you like. There is no additional charge or restriction on this service. Contact can be made via the Student Zone, email, or by phone.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
What your tuition fees include
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,