Energy Balance

Duration: approximately 4 hours self-paced

Become an expert at understanding energy balance in the body and how it can be controlled. Validated by Occupational Awards Limited.


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What will the course cover?

  • Define what energy is used for in the body
  • Outline how energy is created by the body
  • State how energy is measured
  • Identify the energy density of macronutrients
  • Describe what BMR is and how it is calculated using the Harris-Benedict formula
  • Recognise the physical activity levels (PAL) for low, moderate and high activity
  • Calculate energy expenditure
  • Identify estimate average requirements (EAR’s) of energy for the UK population
  • Explain equal energy balance, positive energy balance and negative energy balance
  • Describe how to correct positive energy balance
  • State how physical activity can affect energy balance
  • Summarise the amount of calories used by the body to carryout various activities
  • Recognise how portion size can affect energy balance
  • List recommended portion sizes in a healthy diet