Nutrition: an introduction

Course Dates: 10/05/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Would you like to explore the relationship between diet and wellbeing? This is an introductory course aimed at giving you a good overview of healthy nutrition and current nutritional trends. You will discover the impact of food on your health and wellbeing, and explore ways to improve your general nutrition.


What is the course about?

This course is for beginners to explore positive steps you can take to improve health and energy, through improving your nutrition. It will examine factors involved in a good diet, and ways to improve your wellbeing by making small changes in your diet. You will also obtain clarification on differing views of nutrition, explore meal planning, portion sizes, food related allergies, and much more. The class also provides an arena for discussing current ideas on controversial topics such as soya, antinutrients and probiotics.

What will we cover?

- The important factors involved in a healthy diet
- The reasons for the recommended number of portions of fruit and vegetables
- What role do antioxidants play in your nutrition?
- What can you eat to help overcome stress?
-Differing views of nutrition
- Benefits/negative effects of a variety of foods
- Common supplements and their uses
- Probiotics: Do they really work?
- The effects of caffeine, soya and aspartame
- Common allergies caused by certain foods
- Meal planning.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Obtain clarification on differing views of nutrition
Identify factors involved in developing a healthy diet
Recognise benefits/negative effects of a variety of foods
Gain an insight into the use of supplements
Gain clarification on the use of probiotics
Demonstrate basic meal planning.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is at an introductory level. You should be able to write lists, locate information using handouts, books, and the internet, listen and identify main points and participate in group discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through talk by tutor, discussion, and group work. Some handouts will be given, along with in-class worksheets. There is no work outside of class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Try one of the other nutrition related courses from the Health and Lifestyle programme at City Lit.


Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

The tutor was an energetic teacher and it was non-stop information right from the start, she was v helpful, would love to do a follow-up with her (happy to go over what we did too!). It covered from Anti-oxidants round to acid/alkaline foods. highly recommended!!
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Review by Nick E / (Posted on 01/12/2016)
The course is called introduction but goes extensively through many nutritional topics. There is a room for the discussion and opportunity to ask questions. All of them are answered. Students are encouraged to plan their nutrition in a diary. Alkaline cocktail is offered for tasting. Every student receives a nice folder containing handouts.
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Review by Krzysztof / (Posted on 26/11/2016)
Great, very interesting and inspiring course that combines nutritional information and its heritage and then frames it in the world of high business and what influences the way and how we assess the information we are provided with.

The course leads you down various paths but always with the ability to make your own informed choices and cross references lots of other factbases and knowledge sources.
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Review by Toddy / (Posted on 04/05/2016)
Absolutely wonderful course packed to the brim with information led by a passionate and inspiring teacher
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Review by Tibah / (Posted on 02/05/2016)
This is a brilliant course. It's packed with information and led by a wonderful and passionate teacher!
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Review by Rob / (Posted on 02/08/2015)
Fantastic course! A comprehensive introduction which opened my eyes to making healthy lifestyle changes. Review by marie w. / (Posted on 12/03/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Oge Okoh Tutor Website

Oge is a body therapist and Healer. She has been a practising therapist for 16 years, treating clients with various massage therapies including holistic massage, sports and onsite massage, lymphatic drainage, Indian head massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy, in a variety of settings. She is also a Reiki Master, with particular interest in pet healing. Oge is currently tutor coordinator for the Health and Wellbeing department, as well as actively teaching and developing new courses . Her career in health began 20 years ago working within social care, specifically with children and adults with special needs After healing herself from a mystery illness, she understands how the body, mind and spirit truly work in harmony, and is passionate about bringing bodywork back to its healing roots, and improving wellbeing for everyone. Oge enjoys life

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: FNR03

Please choose a course date 

Sun, day, 10 May - 10 May '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00
Concession: £89.00

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