Gain necessary insight into the important of proper diet, nutrition and hydration with this ProTrainings Course.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Training Approved by Skills for Care

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.

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.

  • 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 of care
  • Hydration 
  • Factors affecting hydration
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - English version
  • CQC website link
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • 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 - Food allergy and intolerance
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Hindi Food Safety Manual v8.3
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Lithuanian Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Spanish Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.3 - Polish Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.3 - Portuguese Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.3 - Russian version
  • Standard 8 - Course notes from Skills for Care
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
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Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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