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REHIS Food & Health

Edinburgh Community Food

We are delivering REHIS Elementary Food and Health over 2 days via the online platform Zoom.

This informative and useful course is packed with clearly delivered information that aims to cut through all the mixed messages around nutrition. It is designed for anyone with an interest in food and for those who work with food in any capacity, including: carers, home-helps, nursery staff, café staff/caterers and those whose voluntary role involves food preparation or handling.

What do you get out of it?

Gain a clear understanding of general nutrition

Gain practically applicable knowledge for the workplace and the home

Understand the consequences of eating habits on health and disease

Discuss the roles of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & vegetables, fat and fibre

Understand the role of vitamins, minerals and trace elements

Gain insight into maintaining a healthy weight

Identify different ways of preparing and cooking foods for a healthy diet

Learn how to make sense of food labelling

Who is it suitable for?

The course is open to everyone and is suitable for all who are interested in nutrition and healthy eating, along with those whose work or volunteering involves the handling or preparation of food.

Topics covered are:

An Introduction to Food & Health

The Function of Food

Energy Measure and Influences on Food Intake

Eating for Health: Food and Well Being

Putting it all Together – Action Planning



“Classes were informal, welcoming and interactive, and presented in a clear and concise manner without too many big and confusing words where everything was explained. There were also helpful hand-outs which I could use at home.”

“I found the course very informative not only in my professional capacity but also personally too. I will be able to use the skills I learnt at work with the Young Carers I work with. Part of our program is healthy eating, so this information is a very useful tool to help the young people learn about healthy eating. I would strongly recommend [it] to everyone. Whether you work with food or not, information like this is so valuable in every-day life.”

The course will take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th January 2022 9.30am-1pm. Participants must attend both sessions.

09:30, 19th January to 20th January 2022
Louise Cairns
0131 467 7326
Health & social care