Food and nutrition have a profound impact on our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of what foods to eat, which diets are healthy, and where our food originates. The goal of this certificate program is to provide a holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.
Throughout this certificate, you'll become more conscious of what we eat, why we eat it, how it is prepared, and what consequences our food choices have on our health as well as the health of our planet. You'll examine the impact of stress on the body and the health crisis posed by obesity in the U.S. You'll also learn how we can change our eating habits for more healthful outcomes, including swapping processed sugar for other sweeteners, adding probiotics to the diet, and harnessing the healing effect of herbs.
Ultimately, you'll gain insight into how food interacts with our bodies on multiple levels—physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual—as well as the impact it has globally. This certificate is designed for individuals who are working in the health care field and those who are interested in the topic. Program Benefits: The Food, Nutrition, and Health certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience.
Your certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will: •enhance your professional marketability; •build your skills and competencies; •fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals Career Opportunities: The Food, Nutrition, and Health certificate program provides health care professionals and interested individuals in a wide range of careers with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of a culturally diverse patient and client population. Today, opportunities exist in the fields of nursing, social work, massage therapy, teaching, hospice care, administration, and research. Opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.
Participants: This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and interested individuals.
Note: All healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.
Curriculum: The Food, Nutrition, and Health certificate program consists of a total of 9 courses: 1.Nutrition and Health - What's the Connection? 2.Nutrition, Stress, and Immune Function 3.Obesity In America - A Public Health Epidemic 4.Current Issues in Nutrition 5.Spiritual Nutrition - The Global Consequences of Food Choices 6.Food Labels—Deciphering The Mysteries 7.Botanicals, Herbs, and Herbalism 8.Natural Sweeteners: Healthy Options for Your Sweet Tooth 9.Probiotics:
Silent Partners in Health Accreditation: ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.