Faculty of Health

Foundations of Food and Nutrition


Ever wondered what really makes a healthy diet?

Foundations of Food and Nutrition is a unit offered within the Associate Degree in Health and Community care. It is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to identify nutrition fact from fiction, and make healthy food and nutrition choices. Topics covered include basic nutrition, popular fad diets and food fads, nutrition supplements and products, sports nutrition products, and current topical nutrition issues.

Unit Objectives

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Identify what influences people's choices with regards to food and nutrition including advertising, the media and marketing
  • Review current topical nutrition issues including: popular fad diets and food fads, sports nutrition, nutrition supplements and weight loss products
  • Develop skills in basic nutrition to make healthy food and nutrition choices and reflect on changes implemented in your daily life.

icon-PC Online: Foundations of Food and Nutrition is a fully online unit, designed to provide you with a broad view of the field of nutritional sciences and the importance of nutrition for human health.


icon-PC HECS scholarships may be available: This means for eligible domestic students you will not be charged tuition fees for undertaking this unit. Students may also be eligible for a SSAF exemption. *For full terms and conditions please view the Fees and Scholarships page.



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To take advantage of this opportunity students will need to be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. After completing Foundations of Food and Nutrition, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. Students undertaking units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care are eligible for a HECS Scholarship and SSAF exemption on a maximum of two eligible units. Eligible units can be viewed here.



Location: Online

Commences:
Semester 2
17th July 2017

Applications close:
17th July 2017

General Enquiries: Health.Central@utas.edu.au
(03) 6226 4757

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