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CIEH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets


The benefits of a healthy and varied diet are indisputable. This qualification has been designed to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition.

Who needs this qualification?

All employees in catering environments involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients. It is also relevant for those in the health care and education sectors.

Why is this training important?

The Government is committed to reducing death and ill health caused by diet-related disease. More than ever caterers need to understand the link between diet and health.


Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this qualification will enable candidates to understand:

Good basic understanding of nutrition principles and terminology
Understand the requirements of a balanced diet and its positive effect on health
Identify differing needs, allergies and food intolerances
Appreciate that different groups of people require different diets to suit their lifestyle
Knowledge of the requirements of the current legislation
Understand the impact of food processing and manufacturing on the nutritional content of foods
Appreciate the importance of accurate nutritional information being available on food products

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Facts

Duration  Duration  One day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple choice exam
Ofqual Regulated  Ofqual Regulated  Yes
Ofqual Qualification Number  Ofqual Qualification Number  500/8118/4
QCF  QCF  1 credit
QCF Reference  QCF reference  K/500/8936
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   None
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  None

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