Diet, Nutrition + Exercise for Children

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Encouraging children to lead a healthy life style is very important. By instilling the importance of being healthy from a young age we can help to combat obesity and encourage children to take responsibility for their own healthy lifestyle. Learning about healthy eating and exercise early on in life should help children to make the right choices and understand why these choices are necessary for their long term health.

At the end of this course you'll be able to: understand the main food groups, understand the importance of good hygiene and plan nutritionally balanced menus to help children develop and grow healthily.

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Encouraging children to lead a healthy life style is very important. By instilling the importance of being healthy from a young age we can help to combat obesity and encourage children to take responsibility for their own healthy lifestyle. Learning about healthy eating and exercise early on in life should help children to make the right choices and understand why these choices are necessary for their long term health.

At the end of this course you'll be able to: understand the main food groups, understand the importance of good hygiene and plan nutritionally balanced menus to help children develop and grow healthily.

At UK Open Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

No qualifications are necessary to study this course; it is open to anybody. At UK Open Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to further their career and learn new skills.

We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Diet, Nutrition and Exercise for Children Award. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Unit 1 – Nutrition and Healthy Eating. Unit 2 – Food Hygiene and Food Safety. Unit 3 – Nutrition for children from birth to 16 years. Unit 4 – Key nutrients and vitamins. Unit 5 – Nutritional guidelines and menu planning. Unit 6 – Digestion. Unit 7 – Food labels. Unit 8 – Dietary changes. Unit 9 – The nutritional needs of specific groups. Unit 10 – The principles of exercise.

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Students are assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments based on their application of the course content there is no final exam.  The assignments take the form of a series of structured questions. There is no word count for these assignments, however you have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.

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