Food is something which drives both the hungry and the health conscious. Maybe from a different perspective, but food is equally important to both kinds of people. With more and more people becoming health conscious, this course will help you understand the major components of food and the importance of a healthy balanced diet.

This  aim of this course is :

  • to explore the diversity of food
  • to discuss the need or function of food.
  • to explain to you the various components (nutrients) in our food.
  • to help you understand what is meant by a balanced diet.
  • to shows you what nutrients do for our body
  • to explain what happens in case of nutrient deficiency.

At the end of the course you will:

  • be able to identify various components of food by performing simple tests.
  • learn to bring together the ingredients to prepare a balanced diet for yourself.
  • learn about the basic issues related to nutrient deficiencies.

This course consists of 9 lessons

There are 3 Assignments and a Final Quiz.

The Assignments are for 30 Marks.  The facilitator will manually grade you on these.  The Quiz of 25 marks  is auto-graded and needs a 60% score for you to enable completion of the course. You  can attempt it multiple times.