The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched the first module in a series of on-line training packages as a cost effective and efficient way to verse employees in the basics of nutrition and healthy lifestyle.


An ‘Introduction to Healthy Eating and Nutrition’ is designed to be integrated as part of corporate health and wellbeing programmes, or be used as a stand-alone course, and supports the government’s public health objectives and the national fight against obesity.


The course takes up to four hours to complete and includes six sections focussing on the eatwell plate and eight tips for health, energy and nutrients, diet and health issues, dietary needs, food labelling, and applying healthy eating.  There are audio and video clips, charts and photography to aid learning and the flexibility of on-line delivery allows candidates to work at their own pace, returning to and repeating elements as necessary, to complete the course.  Questions throughout the module help to reinforce learning and a certificate is generated for students to retain once they have successfully completed the end of course assessment.


The BNF is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to deliver authoritative, evidence-based information on food and nutrition in the context of health and lifestyle.  Its team of expert nutrition scientists and trained teachers has a wealth of experience of advising on and influencing eating and lifestyle choices, and is well placed to deliver practical and contextual training.


Roy Ballam, education programme manager at the BNF said: “These training modules provide a truly flexible and cost effective solution for individuals and for companies wishing to have a positive influence on eating and lifestyle behaviour.


“The training can be used to support cross functional teams through health and wellbeing initiatives; chef training; marketing, npd and customer service teams; suppliers, and more, and is relevant to organisations operating in any industry sector, that value their employees’ health and wellbeing.”


Individual user licenses for the BNF’s Introduction to Healthy Eating and Nutrition module are available at £35 each.  Licenses can be purchased in bulk to facilitate team training and prices for individual licenses decrease exponentially with the volume purchased.