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REHIS Elementary Food & Health Course for Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability (LD) (Nutrition)

The Elementary Food and Health for Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability Course is suitable for anyone working with adults with a learning disability such as social and health care staff and volunteers, carers and catering staff. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge and appreciation of the role of nutrition and health to help them support service users with regard to the provision of food and food choices.

 

The expected outcome is that the course participants will be able to:

  •  Gain an awareness of the health needs of adults with a learning disability

  •  Appreciate the relationship between food and health

  •  Gain the knowledge to be able to promote a well balanced diet for the service users that they support

  •  Feel confident to be able to support service users to make informed choices about the foods that they eat

Course Syllabus

 

  1.  An introduction to Food and Health (understanding the definition of a learning disability; Gain an awareness of the impact of diet on health; Appreciate the health needs of adults with a learning disability; recognise that food has a role in obesity and low body weight)

  2.  Eating for health and wellbeing (Identify each of the 5 food groups on the Eatwell guide model to support a health well balanced diet; Understand the role of the Eatwell guide model to support a healthy well balanced diet; Use the Eatwell guide model as a tool to guide and evaluate food choices; Appreciate the importance of an adequate fluid intake; Understand the role of vitamins and minerals)

  3.  Understanding energy balance (Understand energy balance and its influence on body weight; Understand that different people have different needs for energy; Appreciate the role of physical activity on energy balance and body weight)

  4.  Health Issues in people with Learning Disabilities (List the health risks associated with obesity; Identify the causes of constipation and state ways to improve the diet of a service user who is constipated; Appreciate the role of food and drinks in oral health; Be aware of the causes of low body weight and the importance of identifying undernutrition; State ways to improve the diet of a service user who is underweight; Gain an awareness of food allergies and intolerances)

  5.  Menu Planning (Appreciate the influence on good choice; Recognise barriers affecting food choice for adults with a learning disability; Consider ways in which service users can be supported to make healthier informed food choices; Identify and assess the nutritional information on a food label; Use the Eatwell guide model to review a weekly menu plan; Use their knowledge of food and health to plan a menu for service users in a variety of settings; Apply their knowledge to variety of case study examples)

  6.  Revision and Examination (short multiple choice paper)

 

Please contact Susan Foster for further information and costs:

Email: susanfoster59@hotmail.com

Phone: 07786 013234

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