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Human Nutrition Learning Path

Nutrition and diet are of vital importance in maintaining your health and well-being throughout your life. We all face important choices in terms of nutrition and diet on a daily basis and the Alison Learning Path in Human Nutrition will give you the knowledge and understanding to maintain optimum health while avoiding illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

 

The Alison Learning Path in Human Nutrition is a sequence of courses that provide an in-depth look at important aspects of human nutrition such as the three energy-yielding food systems (carbohydrates, proteins and lipids) as well as the life-sustaining chemical processes that occur in living cells from a macronutrient and a micronutrient perspective.

 



Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Introduction to Human Nutrition

    Introduction to Human Nutrition is a course providing a broad insight into the dynamic field of human nutrition. With the huge rise in diet-related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease, we face important choices in terms of diet and nutrition on a daily basis. It is also important to understand the role nutrition plays in growth and development throughout our lives.

    This course will cover various topics from explaining the fundamental nutrients that provide us with the essential components for our bodies, to the scientific research and practices that are being conducted and continuously reported to the public. This course will be of great interest to all learners who want to gain an insight into human nutrition or any learner who wants to enter the field of human nutrition. The course will also be of interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about human nutrition.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  2. Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients

    The course Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients provides an in-depth look into the three energy-yielding macronutrients - carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Our bodies require us to consume macronutrients on a daily basis to maintain numerous bodily functions such as growth and providing energy to carry out activities.

    In this course, the learner will be introduced to the three energy-yielding macronutrients carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. The course covers the nature and roles of these primary macronutrients from the various types of carbohydrates to the importance and functions of lipids. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want to understand and gain knowledge on macronutrients or any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about macronutrients.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  3. Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism

    Learn about the life sustaining chemical processes that occur in living cells from a macronutrient perspective by studying the course Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrients Metabolism. These life sustaining chemical processes that occur in our cells are essential for our bodies to grow, maintain their structures and respond to their environments. 


    In this course, the learner will be introduced to metabolism and the carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism pathways. This free course will cover the various pathways of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids from glycogenesis to protein degradation. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want to understand and gain knowledge on metabolism or any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about metabolism.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  4. Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients

    Human Nutrition – Introduction to Micronutrients is a course providing an in-depth look into micronutrients. Micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help prevent and delay various types of cell damage that may occur in the body so foods containing them are beneficial for our health.

    This course will provide an overview of micronutrients and antioxidants and an insight into their absorption, metabolism and excretion as well as the effects of their deficiency and toxicity on human health. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want a greater understanding about micronutrients, and will be of interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about micronutrients and their role in human health.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  5. Human Health - Diet and Nutrition

    With this course, you will learn what the most macronutrients for your body are, and how to use this knowledge to craft your ideal diet. You will first learn a bit of science. The course will show you how carbohydrates are macronutrients that contain hydrogen and oxygen and can be broken down to release much-needed energy in the human body. Protein, on the other hand, builds and repairs tissues. Some people shy away from fats but this macronutrient is also an essential part of our diet for maintaining good health.

    The course will then show you how to use this knowledge to create a strong diet for yourself. Additionally, you will learn about the serious effects of diet-related diseases and disorders, and be shown how to make good food choices to avoid these. The course will also cover the World Health Organisation's nine important elements for primary healthcare.

    Keeping yourself and your loved ones healthy is a continuous job that requires proper knowledge and understanding. This online nutrition and diet course will be of great benefit for anyone who is serious about staying healthy, as well as for people who are working in the healthcare industry. So, check out this free online course, start learning about the most important food components in your diet, and make your lifestyle a little healthier today.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  6. Healthy Living

    This healthy living course will first show you how to develop a balanced diet which gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. These include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean proteins. You will then learn about calories, energy, and how to put healthy eating into practice. You will also cover the 5-a-day campaign and the importance of eating fruit and vegetables.

    Next, you will study common beverages and their benefits and dangers to the body. The course will also talk about food consumption and the health issues that affect people when eating too much or too little. You will also get an understanding of food labels which contain information on energy (usually referred to as calories) as well as the advantages of exercise and physical activity.

    They say that the best gift you can give your family and friends is a healthy you. This course is perfect for those who are serious about counting calories and keeping a balanced diet. It will also be very valuable to fitness coaches, personal trainers, and those who are working in the health and fitness industry. Check it out today, and starting becoming more fit and healthy!

    3-4 Hours
    50 Points

Complete!

Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a Human Nutrition Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.



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