Unit Title and Code: Elemental Nutrition
Duration: 20 hours in home study, written questions and self reflection questions
Pre-requisites : None
Mode of Delivery: Self directed self learning. External studies delivered with a combination of assessments, written questions.
This ELEMENTAL NUTRITION course will help to open your world to the world of food and nutrition. This course will give you a basic understanding into the major food groups, what these groups do and why it is important for us to eat them. This course will also explore foods found in these major groups and the benefits that can be found from eating these foods.
Elemental nutritional will also introduce you to Minerals and Vitamins and will give you a basic understanding as to what these are and foods that can be found containing these nutrients.
The final component to this course is applying this knowledge and creating diets that can be used for the differing body systems. This gives you practical applications as to how you can use the knowledge obtained from this simple course and apply that to helping support different parts of your body.
A reference text will be provided.
After doing this course you will
• Have a greater understanding of basic nutrients
• Will know what the major food groups are
• Be able to know healthy food choices from these food groups
• Be more aware about the food you are putting in your body
• Be provided with a great reference book
• Be changing your life and your family’s life one day at a time
• Know if you want to learn more about health and nutrition
Set Texts : Manfred Urs Koch – Laugh with Health. 1981 Renaissance Publishing, Australia. ISBN 978 1 921497 94 0 Resources and Texts Relevant texts or journals, paper based material or DVD s. Balch, J.F, Balch P.A.: Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Avery, USA, 1997 Roger French – How a Man Lived Three Centuries – Natural Health Society of Australia, 2002 Graimes, N. The Vegan Cookbook. Anness Publishing Limited 2000 London Holford P. – 2003- Optimum Nutrition for the Mind, Piatkus, London Murray & Pizzorno. The Encyclodaedia of Natural Medicine. Optima UK 1992 Oseiki H.– The Nutrient Bible – 7th ed, 2006. Bio-concepts Publishing, Australia
Phyllis A. Balch – 2006- Prescription for Nutritional Healing Penguin Group Publishing
CHI Institute Essential Nutrition Delivery Guide Louise Plant ©2014 All Rights Reserved
Pitchford P. 2002 – 3rd Ed Healing with Wholefoods, North Atlantic Books, California Rogers J. – 2005 – What Food is That? Lansdowne Books, Sydney, Australia Scott, J. – 2004 – Healing Foods for Special Diets, Hermes House, London Dr Tabrizian I. – Brain foods, brain poisons, Autism as a case in point./ visual textbook of Nutritional Medicine/ Nutritional Medicine NRS Publications Educations Series Dr H.C.A. Vogel – The Nature Doctor – Bookman Press 1995 Watts D. L. -1999 – Trace Elements and Other Essential Nutrients, Writers BLOCK, Texas DVD’s Food Matters Food Inc Articles Argyle, Michael, (1988) Bodily Communication, 2nd ed., Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1988 G. Billikopf. (1999) Cultural Differences? Or, are we really that different? University of California, USA Bouchet, Dr D. (1998). Differences in Food Culture – Traditions and Trends. Odense University, Denmark Cultural Food Diversity – Eating in America. University of Illinois, Family Nutrition Program.