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Healthy Diet

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This accredited online nutrition certificate program gives students the knowledge to promote a nutritious and healthy diet.

In this POLHN self-paced program, you will learn the risks associated with malnutrition, as well as why and how to encourage healthy eating within the community.

This course begins with the benefits of maintaining a healthy diet and how this can be achieved. Finally, using relevant examples, you will be taught how to promote a healthy diet, and why this is so important.

Key Features of the Course

After completing this free online nutrition course with a certificate of completion, students will be able to:

  • Implement key approaches to improving dietary intake.
  • Understand the key aspects to a healthy diet, including micronutrients and macronutrients.
  • Encourage the improvement of fruit and vegetable intake.
  • Identify the amount of energy intake necessary for weight reduction.
  • Understand the benefits of low salt consumption.
  • Promote a healthy diet within their community.


Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Diet.
Facts About Healthy Diet.
Healthy Diet Overview.
How to Promote Healthy Diet.
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How It Works

Study Material

This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.

Getting Help

Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.

Extend Your Career with a Verified Certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

Course Questions & Answers

Course Summary

Course code: HD
Average length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2 hours per week
Number of modules: 4
Institution: POLHN
Subject: Nutrition
Language: English
Mode: Self-paced
Status: To be scheduled

Course Author

Pacific NCDs and Health Through the Life Course

Division of Pacific Technical Support

World Health Organisation | Division of Pacific Technical Support | Suva, Fiji

POLHN has dedicated public health professionals in its DPS research team who have decade long experiences in Health Security and Emergencies, NCDs and Health Through the Life course, and Health Systems.

Course Focal Point

Pacific NCDs and Health Through the Life Course

Technical Support

POLHN IT Support Team

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