CPD Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating

Are you looking to complete a healthy eating course? Online materials and assessments make this course accessible to anyone, anywhere. This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand a wide variety of health issues and consider the key aspects of healthy eating when you are preparing meals for yourself and other people. You will become more aware of your own diet and the methods you can use to ensure you manage a healthy diet. You will consider different aspects of food, such as flavour, texture and colour, and studying this course will change the way you plan your food and think about your diet.


This course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: Diet and health

In this section, you will understand the meaning of the term ‘diet’, what a healthy diet looks like and how to enjoy and maintain a balanced diet. This section covers topics such as energy and its sources, lifestyle, obesity and the positives and negatives of salts.

Section 2: Components of a healthy diet

In this section, you will identify different food groups, better understand a balanced diet and gain a range of information relating to how best to keep your body healthy.

Section 3: Nutrients and their role in maintaining health

In this section, you will identify the importance of nutrients, fluids and fibre and understand their pivotal role in maintaining good health and well-being.

Section 4: Healthy food preparation

In this section, you will cover the key concepts of food preparation and understand what is essential to consider when planning a meal for both yourself and other people.

Section 5: Food safety awareness

This section will introduce you to food safety and will help you understand about personal hygiene, cleaning and contamination.

Learn from your own home, in your own time.

Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.

Key Information

Course Length 4 hours
Course Level Level CPD
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment