Improving Health and Nutrition Course


INTRODUCTION

While most of us know that good nutrition is essential in helping us feel our best and reach our optimal health; finding time to eat a balanced diet on a daily basis seems a formidable task in this fast-paced affluent society. The good news is that by taking charge of your diet, you can improve your health while reducing your risk of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease or cancer.

Good nutrition is therefore one of the keys to good health. This five day training is aimed at developing healthier communities by filling in the gaps between nutrition and health.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Public Health Officers, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition and how they relate to overall health and exercise performance.
  • Understand the impact of lifestyle on health, and the ways one can modify lifestyle to affect disease or promote health.
  • Establish nutrition disorders, prescribe therapeutic diets, and provide preliminary counseling on specific nutrient needs.
  • Implement health maintenance and preventive nutrition care.
  • Use medical nutrition remedies (such as nutrition assessment methods, behavioral counseling) for personal self-care where desirable.
  • Create and evaluate a comprehensive educational and instructional nutrition tool or a care plan program using appropriate technologies.

Course Outline

Module 1: Basics of nutrition

  • Balance diet

  • Healthy eating

  • Nutritional requirements

  • Dietary disorders

  • Healthy lifestyles

Module 2: Water, sanitation and hygiene in community food systems

  • Health and hygiene responsibilities of food handlers

  • Food hygiene and its environment

  • Food preparation and safety

  • Food processing and labelling

  • Food and drugs administration

  • Hygiene diseases

  • Food hazards

Module 3: Food safety practices and general requirements

  • Food safety programs

  • Interpretation and application

  • Food handling controls

  • Food defense and emergency response

  • Food safety for vulnerable populations

  • Nutritional counselling and education in rural areas

Module 4: Cross-Cutting issues in health and nutrition

  • Climate-smart food systems for improved nutrition

  • Health and agriculture development

  • Multi-sectoral approach to nutritional health development

  • Improving the role of public health institutions

Module 5: Monitoring and Evaluation of nutrition health interventions

  • Planning of nutrition health interventions

  • Implementation of nutrition health interventions

  • Evaluation of nutrition health interventions

Module 6: Technology application in health and nutrition promotion

  • ICT and Mobile technology application in health and nutrition

  • Integration of GIS and RS in health and nutrition

  • Food biotechnology and emerging nutritional diseases

  • Nutritional biostatistics, data analysis and decision making

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.

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Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

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Enroll for a Virtual (Zoom) Class

Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES

LEARN

Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.

NETWORK

Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.

GROW

Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?


# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Central bank of Kenya Kenya