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Meal Planning, Sanitation and Therapeutic Nutrition

Learn about planning meals, food hygiene and the dietary requirements for some diseases in this free online course.

Nutrition
Free Course
This free online course will introduce you to therapeutic nutrition and its principles and practices. Start the course today and learn more about food sanitation and hygiene, the dietary requirements for some diseases, and also how nutrition helps with stress, burns and surgery. You will also learn about water purification, nutritional disorders, balanced diet and food groups, and meal planning in a healthcare setting.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course you will learn about planning meals, food hygiene and various dietary requirements for some diseases. The course explains why water is an essential nutrient and effects of daily water losses is explained. Next, the course introduces the concept of balanced diet and food groups. Effective meal planning, and aspects that affect food selection will also be covered in the course.

You will learn about food sanitation and hygiene, the purification and filtration of water, the therapeutic adaptation of a normal diet as well as some modifications of a normal diet. This course will also teach you about the principles of a therapeutic diet. The dietary requirements needed to treat diseases affecting the intestines, liver, gall bladder, and treating diarrhoea will be covered.

Finally, you will learn about dietary requirements for treating diseases that affect the heart and the kidney, as well as the dietary requirements for treating cancer, and various types of burns will be covered. The course also covers key aspects of food sanitation and hygiene. Start the course today and learn about nutritional disorders, balanced diet and food groups, and meal planning in a healthcare setting.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to: 


  • Examine water as an important nutrient and its composition in the body
  • Discuss the sources and functions of water as long as daily water losses
  • Explain the concept of balanced diet and various food groups.
  • Identify an appropriate guide for selecting adequate diet and food selection
  • Discuss the objectives of meal planning and how to plan a meal
  • Discuss food sanitation and hygiene as well as items that require particular attention
  • Explain the therapeutic adaptation or modification of a normal diet
  • Discuss the symptoms, causes and dietary treatment of various diseases

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

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