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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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  Qualification Specification  
  Trainer Registration Form  
  Centre Registration Form  



Duration  Duration  One-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   None
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  None

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