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Diet, Nutrition and Hydration


This full-day course not only covers diet and nutrition but also hydration. Hydration is particularly important in the care and hospital sectors.  

The course aims to promote awareness of the importance of diet, nutrition and hydration and knowledge of how to provide a balanced and nutritional diet. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify the changing needs of people, be aware of the legislative requirements and obligations, understand our body's nutritional needs, understand what is needed to achieve a balanced diet, have a basic awareness of how to store and prepare food, how to identify and respond to individual needs, and be aware of the importance of food presentation.

Diet, Nutrition and hydration is a trainer-led course that is delivered with a guided learning hours of 6 hours and available nationally through our approved instructors.

We also have an online and classroom Food Hygiene course if required, or as an addition to this course. This course covers nutrition and diet, while the food hygiene course covers keeping food safe from storage to table.

  • Care workers
  • Hospital staff
  • The food industry

This course comes with 6.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Malnutrition and the risks
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition support
  • Person-centred approach
  • Nutritional screening
  • Who should be screened
  • Body mass index
  • Responsibilities of settings
  • Keeping people healthy
  • Digestive system
  • What are calories 
  • Energy balance
  • Carbohydrates 
  • Fibre
  • Fats and Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water and hydration
  • Micro-nutrients
  • Water and Calcium
  • Older people, nutrition and hydration
  • Standards in care
  • Hydration 
  • Factors affecting hydration
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V7.0
  • Food Safety Agency document on Controlling E.coli O157
  • Food Safety Agency website
  • Food Standards Agency - FAQ's on gluten intolerance and food labelling
  • Food Standards Agency - information on gluten intolerance and food labelling
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Standard 8 - Course notes from Skills for Care