Fluids and nutrition


This e-learning course explains the importance of food safety as well as good nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and well-being.


What we eat is vital to our health and well-being and how we look, feel and function.

It is important that people have a diet that is safe to eat and has all the nutrients they need.

Food safety is essential when preparing and handling food.

Topics Covered

  • Aims and methods of comprehensive cleaning and waste disposal.
  • Food balance.
  • How body weight is categorised.
  • How illnesses affect appetite.
  • Methods of preventing illness when dealing with food.
  • Principle types of food poisoning including the causes.
  • Recognising malnutrition.
  • The basic nutrients.
  • The importance of hydration and adequate fluid intake.
  • Your role in the prevention of infection and illness when handling food.
Average time to complete e-learning and assessments

Duration 60 minutes

e-learning content

2 e-learning modules

Course assessments

2 online assessments

Learner support

Online learner support

Certifcate on completion

Certificate available on completion

Training records archived for future tracking and reporting

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All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



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Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.