Hospitality and catering

Specific Dietary Requirements

Duration: approximately 4 hours self-paced

Gain an understanding of specific dietary requirements due to customers preference, medical and religious reasons. Validated by Occupational Awards Ltd.


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If you would like to purchase a course for multiple people, please contact us on 01287 640062 or so we can process a bulk course order for you.


What will the course cover?

  • List the government guidelines for a healthy diet
  • Define carbohydrate’s role in the diet, foods containing carbohydrates and problems with an excess of carbohydrates
  • State the role of protein in the diet and what foods contain protein
  • Recognise the role of fats in the diet and what foods contain healthy fats
  • Summarise different types of vitamins and minerals and what foods contain them
  • Identify foods containing fibre and antioxidants and list their function
  • Explain diets effect on type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer
  • Describe the health benefits of a healthy diet
  • Recognise how to cook foods in a healthy way
  • Understand the difference between a vegetarian, vegan, lacto vegetarian and ovo vegetarian diet
  • Summarise what is included in a diabetic diet, gluten free diet and the importance of allergen awareness
  • Outline religious diets requirements including Jewish (Kosher), Islam (Halal) and the Hindu diet