Know your Nutrition

Ref: C3530775

The British Medical Society has stated that the majority of the UK population are not getting enough nutrition from the foods they eat. Malnutrition and Malabsorption Syndrome is a major contribution to many symptoms of feeling "not well" This course is a great opportunity for you to take a closer look at the foods you eat and understand how they affect your body. Find out why foods can change your moods and what else is going on when that is happening. Understand why eating certain foods can cause inflammation which is a main cause of more than 200 autoimmune conditions and discover typical food sensitive reactions such as eczema and reflux. You will be able to take your own food audit and identify any foods you eat which may be causing you to have sensitive reactions. Finally, on completion of the course you will have a greater understanding of how you can recognise food sensitivities for yourself and your family and how you can deal with them in order to regain your best health.

Course aim

Provide an opportunity to explore the connection between "Foods and Moods". Reflect upon personal food habits and identify where foods have a negative impact; understand how to make small changes to develop a healthy and happy relationship with food.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course
  • You should be 18 years or older

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the basic terms used in Nutritional Theory and use these terms confidently when talking about yourself and the foods you eat
  • Be aware of what an autoimmune condition is and why it is so common in the World today
  • Perform an audit of the foods you eat and interpret the results
  • Identify which foods change your moods and why. Know which foods you will want to avoid due to the adverse affect they have on your mood.
  • Decide on a road map which will take you nearer to your health goals

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • There will interactive work and Tutor Demonstrations. Students will be expected to contribute to the discussions after following a research activity and report back their findings

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Know your Nutrition


This course is funded by the West of England Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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