As chefs, we have a responsibility to look after the wellbeing of our customers and we can achieve this goal at least in part by realising that it is possible to cook excellent meals without overloading with cream and butter. In order to be able to prepare foods that fulfil nutritional and dietary requirements as well as specific cultural or religious needs, a thorough understanding of the underpinning information is necessary.

$90.00 Price

185 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Introduction

2 - Eating for Health - What is Nutrition?

  • Eating for Health - What is Nutrition?
  • Nutrition Guides
  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Eating Poster
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults
  • Dietary Factors
  • Nutrient Reference Values
  • Checkpoint 1
  • The Digestive System

3 - Nutrients, Their Functions and General Food Sources

  • Nutrients, Their Functions and General Food Sources
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water
  • Dietary Fibre
  • Identifying Nutrients in Foods

4 - Nutritional Value of Foods

  • Nutritional Value of Foods
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Other Impacts on Nutrition
  • Storage and Freshness
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Food Additives
  • Preparation and Cooking for Nutrition

5 - Special Diets

  • Special Diets
  • Lifestyle Diets
  • Adjusting Recipes
  • Accommodating Lifestyle Diets
  • Lifestyle Diets Challenge
  • Health-Related Diets
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Food Sensitivities and Allergies
  • Food Sensitivities and Allergies quick reference
  • Wine Sensitivities and Allergies
  • Coeliac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free Grains and Starches
  • Understanding Safe Ingredients
  • Avoiding Cross-Contamination
  • Foods which Contain "Hidden" Gluten
  • Gluten Free Menu Examples
  • Restricted Sodium
  • Typical High Salt Foods
  • Restricted Sodium Menu Examples
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Cholesterol Lowering
  • Types of Cholesterol
  • Lowering Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol Lowering Menu Examples
  • Increased Dietary Fibre
  • Types of Fibre
  • Fibre Suggestions and Tips
  • Increased Dietary Fibre Menu Examples
  • Weight Loss
  • Losing Weight and Staying Healthy
  • Understanding Fats and a Low Fat Diet
  • Saturated Fats
  • Polyunsaturated Fats
  • Monounsaturated Fats
  • Trans Fats
  • Low Fat Menu Examples
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Recommendations for Healthy Eating for Diabetes
  • Glycaemic Index
  • Diabetic Menu Examples
  • Professional Advice
  • Texture modification
  • Texture-Modified Food and Thickened Fluids
  • Molecular Cuisine
  • Childrens Menus
  • Checkpoint 8
  • Menus for People with Disabilities
  • Menus for the Elderly
  • Institution-Based Catering
  • Preparation and Cooking for Health-Related Diets
  • Example Checklist
  • Health and Legal Consequences
  • Religion-Based and Cultural Diets
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Checkpoint 9
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Preparation and Cooking for Religious Diets
  • Checkpoint 10
  • Congratulations!


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