Food and your mood BLC

Ref: C3531202

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. Inflammation is the main cause of more than 200 autoimmune conditions; understand certain foods can be a root cause of inflammation for some and not others and discover the link with typical food sensitive reactions such as eczema and reflux. Take your own food audit and identify any foods you eat which may be causing you to have sensitive reactions. On completion of the full course you will be able to recognise food sensitivities for yourself and your family and how you can deal with them in order to regain your best health.

Course aim

Course Aim (Maximum 30 words) Promoting and celebrating the benefits of learning in a safe environment, with different cultures, sharing the joy of learning. I invite you to look closely at your relationship with food, your moods and your health.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit:
  • 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

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

  • Have a better understanding of the foods you eat regularly and how that can affect your health in a positive or negative way (Personal Food Audit)
  • Realise that the majority of our health issues can be relieved by making food and lifestyle changes
  • Be aware of a variety of "diets" and understand their value in our lifestyles

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

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • You should bring a notebook and something to write with

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Food and your mood BLC

Enrolment Conditions

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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