Obesity is now recognised as the most widespread nutritional disorder affecting human adults living in developed countries around the world. There is an urgent need to solve this problem because of the huge increase in healthcare costs it incurs due to a variety of additional medical conditions and diseases associated with obesity.
This online e-learning fundamentals training course has been developed for anyone seeking basic information and guidance on the causes and effects of obesity. This course provides information that is useful to people who want to lose weight and for those who are actively involved in helping others manage obesity in a professional role or at home in a domestic setting.
Learners will benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the nutritional components of food in order to make healthier choices when planning a diet. In unit 2, learners can use our interactive Body Mass Index (BMI) chart to measure their own BMI and understand its importance in recognising and coping with obesity.
The course includes links to useful online Government and NHS sources of information about obesity and includes detailed explanations of the ‘Eatwell Plate’ and the Government’s 5-a-day Campaign.
The study units are:
Learning Objectives: at the end of the course, students will be able to: