Nutrition: an introduction

Course Dates: 03/02/24 - 10/02/24
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
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. Particular attention will be paid to how food and drink influences the health of your immune system and how you can build resilience through healthy eating.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00

Course Code: FNR02

Sat, day, 03 Feb - 10 Feb '24

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is an excellent introduction to nutrition and covers all the key points for creating a healthy diet. You will learn how diet influences your energy levels and immune system health. Which foods and drinks you should be avoiding and what to eat to support well being.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• The major food groups, their role in the body and healthy food sources
• Healthy and unhealthy fats
• Blood sugar levels, energy and long term health
• Vitamins and minerals for immune system health
• Foods to eat and foods to avoid for long term health.

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

Explain the principles of a healthy diet.
List foods to eat to improve immune system health.
Discuss which fats to eat and which to avoid.

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

This course is suitable for everyone. No prior knowledge is needed.

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

Your tutor will use PowerPoint presentations, class discussion, pair work and small group work, worksheets and quizzes. There is no work outside of class.

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

Please bring a pen and paper or notepad.

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.

Ellie Holly

Ellie Holly is a highly qualified and experienced Medical Herbalist and Nutritional Therapist. She has been treating patients using herbal medicines and nutritional therapy for over twenty years. Alongside her busy private practise, Ellie creates, writes, and delivers nutrition and herbal medicine courses and webinars. Ellie is passionate about using her knowledge to educate and enlighten people with energy and enthusiasm, so that they are empowered to make positive changes in their diets and lifestyles. To find out more about Ellie, the courses she teaches, and her work seeing patients in private practise, please visit her website:

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.