Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are facing a double burden of disease, with evidence of high prevalence of household food insecurity and childhood micronutrient deficiencies, coupled with high adult obesity rates, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are facing a double burden of disease, with evidence of high prevalence of household food insecurity and childhood micronutrient deficiencies, coupled with high adult obesity rates, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Many of these problems can be attributed to the overall poor quality of diets consumed by major sections of the population. The dietary trends in the PICTs have experienced a major shift away from the traditional low-fat diets, with increasing dependence on energy-dense but nutritionally poor processed foods. The course has been designed to highlight the significance of healthy diet in promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and to bring the dietary trends more in line with the Healthy Islands Vision. Keeping in view the length of the course and to ensure a rich learning experience, the course has been divided into two parts, part 1 (the macronutrients) and part 2 (the micronutrients). This section deals with part 2 (micronutrients) of the course and is essentially the continuation of part 1.
After completing the Healthy Diet course, the students shall be able to:
- Understand what generally constitutes a healthy diet.
- Understand the concept of healthy eating plate.
- Develop the knowledge about the dietary components that constitute the micronutrients.
Module 1: Added Sugar in the Diet
Module 2: Salt and Sodium
Module 3: Calcium and Milk
Module 4: Vitamins and Minerals
Module 5: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Drinks
Module 6: Low-calorie Sweeteners (LCS)
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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.
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This course is the continuation of healthy diet- the macronutrients. It helps students to understand a healthy diet and to develop knowledge about the dietary components that constitute micronutrients.
Healthy Diet - The Micronutrients
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