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Welcome to Train Nutrition. A new name but the same team and the same passion that you've known since 1998.   Our experience spans across various sectors within the industry and our sector specific experts are continually developing new courses and keeping up to date with industry standards.

When accessing information about nutrition, diet or healthy eating please make sure you use reliable sources which are updated regularly by experts in nutrition such as The British Dietetic Association (BDA) or The Association for Nutrition (AFN). They are the gold standard professionals in food education! ...

The Food Standards Scotland have published a new report revealing the impact of COVID-19 on food and drink retail purchasing in Scotland between January and July 2020. Data confirmed that more home cooking and meal ingredients were purchased including sweet and savoury cooking ingredients, canned goods, dried pasta, rice and pulses during lockdown. This directly corresponds wi ...

eAssessment is a new, optional form of learner assessment that the RSPH have introduced during 2020 and are offering to their centres.

It provides the opportunity to assess candidates online, using the Surpass testing platform, an experienced and trusted eAssessment provider. All eAssessments are carried out remotely, including their invigilation, which guarantees the security and integrity of all your learner’s eAssessments.

Having the option of being able to offer eAssessments has plenty of benefits for our learners. This option is not yet available for nutrition qualifications. This is only available for Food Safety and Health Improvements.

Keep watching this space for updated information!

Public Health England (PHE) was formed in 2013, is an executive agency of the UK responsible for public health activities across England with a mission statement “to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities”. The agency has played a large part in England's HIV response through surveillance and the national prevention programme, whi ...

What are the goals of the week? The goals of UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020 are to: Raise awareness of malnutrition (and dehydration) among the public and encourage the use of self-screening tools Help health and social care professionals understand their role in preventing and managing malnutrition and understand the importance of routinely screening for malnutri ...

Although it is very unlikely that Covid-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, as a matter of good hygiene practice, anyone handling food must wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This should be done routinely, including: Before and after handling food When moving between different areas of the workplace, and especially after b ...

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has recommended improved allergen information on pre-packed foods for direct sale, for example foods such as sandwiches and salads which are made and packaged on the same premises where they are sold. The move follows the recommendations of the coroner’s report following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse and the outcome of a UK-wide public consu ...

On Monday 1st April the new IDDSI descriptors were adopted and implemented around the world.  Australia is currently in the PREPARE stage and it is anticipated that by May 2019 the new descriptors will be implemented. Thailand is reviewing the IDDSI framework and translation is underway. In Ireland the implementation discussions are currently underway and IDDSI framework and d ...

What's the difference between an allergy and an intolerance? A food allergy occurs when an allergen is absorbed into the blood and causes a reaction from the immune system and the response is fairly rapid. A food intolerance is a term used to describe a less severe reaction to food, which often has a delayed response. Food allergens can be life threatening and the only way p ...

Training has many benefits for your staff. They acquire new skills and increase their contribution to the business whilst building their own self-esteem. The training they embark on can lead them into other positions within the organisation and add value to their employers. Typical benefits from implementing an employee training and development programme are: Increased jo ...