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Nutrition Training in Primary Care

Nutrition has an important role to play in health promotion and disease prevention.  Primary Health Care Teams can provide nutrition information for their patients, and it is vital that this information is correct, consistent and up to date.
 
The Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Services offer the following training to all health and social care providers:
 
  • Practical based training for your team
  • Single or multi-disciplinary sessions to meet identified local training needs
  • Informal interactive sessions to include practical application

 
Click here for details of Evidence Based Nutrition Training available

 
For specific training to meet your needs contact Fran Andrews on 0116 2227170.  Please note there can sometimes be a charge for this training.
 
  

Nutrition for the under 5's

This course covers pregnancy dietary advice, different types of infant formulae and the latest guidance on making up formulae, nutrition for pre-term babies, guidance for reflux, colic, constipation and poor weight gain, weaning, nutrition requirements of children aged 1-5 years, the management of obesity, the difference between lactose intolerance and cow's milk protein allergy, fussy eating behaviour

 
For Nurses, Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, Health Care Assistants and other health care professionals.

 

Essential Nutrition in Primary Care 

Next course 11/12/17 9.30-12.30 - CANCELLED DUE TO LOW NUMBERS - PLEASE CONTACT 0116 2227170 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Course information here

Application form here

 

A training session covering the facts behind healthy eating advice, looking at more practical ways to advise your patients, ways to support dietary change, different types of fat, food labels and giving a good foundation in nutritional advice.

For Nurses, Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, Health Care Assistants and other health care professionals.
 
 

Diet and Cardioivascular Disease in Primary Care

A training session giving more information on cardio protection diets, the facts behind dietary guidelines, adapting advice for individuals, trans fats, monounsaturated fats, oily fish, plant stanols, soya, together with an update on current evidence for the prevention and managment of CHD.

For Nurses, Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, Health Care Assistants and other health care professionals.
 

Dietary Management of Diabetes in Primary Care

A training session covering carbohydrates, adapting advice for individuals of different ages, ethnic origins and different treatment regimens, together with an update on current evidence for the prevention and management of diabetes.

For Nurses, Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, Health Care Assistants and other health care professionals.

 

 

Diet and Nutritional Issues for the South Asian Community

 

This one day course will provide an insight into the dietary practices and religious nutritional customs of the South Asian Community.  It is aimed at health professionals who have some experience of working with the South Asian community, and would like to build on their practical dietary counselling skills, whilst also improving their knowledge of the South Asian foods and cooking methods.  The day will provide health care professionals with the opportunity to learn, share ideas and discuss through presentations, practical activities (e.g. a shopping exercise in the Golden Mile of Leicester), role play and case studies.

 

1.  Aim

 

To provide an overview of South Asian nutrition for health professionals supporting South Asian clients to make better dietary and lifestyle choices.

 

2.  Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of the course you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the key differences between South Asian cultures, religiions and their effect on food choices
  • Have knowledge of South Asian foods and cooking practices commonly used in the UK
  • Understand the nutritional issues prevalent in the South Asian community
  • Have knowledge to support practical advice around altering traditional cooking practices to influence a healthier lifestyle

 

 Comments received:

 
"I really liked being able to put myself in the patients shoes.  It's really inspired me to go out and try some of the new recipes!"
 
"I enjoyed learning about the practicalities of everything.  The DVD we watched really helped with practical tips, and shopping around the local shops was also very useful."
 
"It was a very nice day.  I got more of an insight and saw things I had never seen before."