CIEH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets
Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 31 January 2017.
More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.
The benefits of a healthy and varied diet are indisputable. This qualification has been designed to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition to enable learners to plan well-balanced meals that will have a positive impact on health.
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.
Successful completion of this qualification will enable candidates to understand:
||The principle of balanced diets
||How to plan and provide special diets
Useful links for trainers and centres
||Level 1 in literacy, or equivalent recommended