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Award in Nutrition for Health Level 1


This qualification is for those who wish to obtain a basic knowledge and understanding of human nutrition and how it affects health. Its objective is to provide learners with a basic knowledge of human nutrition and equip them with an awareness of the importance of healthy eating.

The qualification provides an introduction to the importance and principles of a well-balanced diet, current public health guidance on healthy eating and the relationship between diet and health.

Dates and times

This one-day course is available on:

  • date to be confirmed


The full cost is £99.


This course will cover the following:

  • Government guidelines for a healthy balanced diet
  • Key issues of concern for public health nutrition
  • Identifying the reference intake values of key nutrients
  • Foods which are important sources of key nutrients
  • Nutrient requirements at different stages of the lifecycle
  • The purpose of food labelling
  • The nutritional and allergen information required on a food label


An examination which will consist of 20 multiple choice questions, to be completed in 45 minutes.

A candidate who is able to satisfy the learning outcomes will be awarded a score of at least 12 correct answers in the examination.


There are no recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. The RSPH does, however, recommend that candidates have a level of literacy and numeracy equivalent to Level 1. To enrol on this Level 1 Award in Nutrition for Health course you must be 18-years-old or over.


Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be awarded a Level 1 Award Certificate in Nutrition from The Royal Society for Public Health.

Learners who achieve this qualification can progress to the RSPH Level 2 Award in Nutrition for Health.

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:

Tel: 020 8240 4321