This qualification will benefit anyone who prepares and serves food as it is designed to provide a basic understanding of nutrition and the requirements of special diets to enable the planning of well-balanced meals that have a positive impact on health. This could include chefs, kitchen porters, waiting staff, health care workers and child minders.
It is essential for the food handlers, is to have a basic understanding of nutrition and the requirements of special diets to enable the planning and provision of well-balanced meals that will have a positive impact on health.
On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management for Caterers
Highfield Level 3 Award in Principles of Developing a Positive Food Safety Culture
Learners will outline current nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet, describe the impact diet has on health, describe food preparation techniques that maintain the nutritional value of food and understand how to plan and provide meals for those with special diets (including medical needs, allergies, vegans, vegetarians and diets for different faiths)