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Healthy eating training for caterers

Posted: July 11th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Healthy eating is a bigger issue these days than ever before, as the government takes new measures to battle ill health and death caused by poor diets, unhealthy eating habits and obesity.

In addition to standard food safety training, catering firms and their workers should also ensure that they consider arranging more specialised training on healthy eating. This is particularly relevant for firms which supply food to educational facilities or to the health and social care sector.

Attaining such a qualification as the CIEH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets will help employees who have a say in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients to make the right choices for the people to whom they provide meals to.

On this particular food training course, participants will learn about:

• The basic principles and terminology of nutrition
• The requirements of a balanced diet
• The positive effects a healthy diet can have on health
• Current legislation and the requirements it imposes on food providers
• How different groups of people with different lifestyles have different dietary needs
• Allergies and food intolerances
• The importance of providing accurate nutritional information on products and product packaging

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