Nutrition for Age 50 Plus by Instalments

Self Study: £50 Tutored: £95

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A Distance Learning Diploma Course of 11 Lessons

Nutrition for Age 50+ Course

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the nutritional requirements for adults over the age of 50 years. Credited to factors such as advancements in medicine and the society in which we live, ‘life expectancy’ has increased dramatically over the last two hundred years and, with a trend towards more conscious food purchasing, healthy ageing has become a priority. Only recently has research fully explored the startling difference between the health of men and women and how diet can play a role in many gender-specific health conditions.

This course provides an in-depth study of many diet-related health issues, providing valuable advice to therapists advising clients over 50 on healthy eating practices. Students will learn how to guide their clients on balancing meals and controlling portion sizes, understanding current research on nutrition and its potential role in the development of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Students will also be introduced to the cardiovascular system and dietary choices impacting heart health. Additional subjects focus on the digestive system and healthy gut flora, eating for joint and bone health, healthy eating tips and healthy food swaps. Further guidance is given on planning a safe and effective nutrition programme.

Practitioners from all specialisations now acknowledge the crucial role food plays and the multitude of nutrients it supplies for our physical and emotionally well-being, with changes leading to almost immediate and noticeable differences in our mood, stress levels, energy levels and ultimately health.

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Subjects included in this Course

• Nutritional supplements
• Nutrient/drug interaction
• Buying organic food
• Food fortification
• Vegetarian/vegan diets
• Macronutrients
• Mindful eating
• Energy requirements
• Basal metabolic rate
• Obesity and Diabetes
• Alcohol
• Complex and simple carbohydrates
• Carbohydrate portion control

• Protein sources
• Saturated fats
• Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
• Memory and brain function
• Brain-gut connection
• Water and brain function
• Bone mass and strength
• Nutrients and bone density
• Managing blood pressure
• Cholesterol and fatty deposits
• Plant sterols (Cholesterol lowering)
• Safe weight loss
• Soya products

• Healthy gut flora
• IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
• Heart burn and acid reflux i.e. GORD
• Probiotics (friendly bacteria)
• Diet myths
• Hydrating fluids
• Coffee and other caffeinated beverages
• Healthy recipes
• Data collection from clients
• Nutrition questionnaires
• Nutrition programmes
• Short-term and long-term goal setting

Nutrition for Age 50+ Course Outcome

A Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification is awarded on successful completion of this course. See our Accreditation Page for the list of ‘independent accrediting bodies’ who approve and accredit our courses in the UK and around the World.

About Our Nutrition for Age 50+ Course Writer – Zerlina Mastin

Zerlina Mastin has a BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics from Kings College London, and an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Zerlina has over 10 years experience working in the health and nutrition sector, initially working as a dietician within the NHS before turning to freelance nutrition. As a Registered Nutritionist with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), Zerlina is the author of ‘Nutrition for Dancers’. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration number DT14696, British Dietetic Association (BDA) membership number 19508.

Nutrition for Age 50+ Course Feedback

Susie Godwin
Gloucestershire, UK

Oh my goodness! – I’m so pleased to receive your lovely message and to hear that I passed with a Grade A, Distinction, I am chuffed to bits. This is a similar feeling that I had in 2002 when I sneaked a 2.1 in my 3 years BA Hons degree in Politics and French!

The Nutrition 50+ course was brilliant, so well written, and just suited the way I like to work. My little hobby for the last 45 years has been modelling and I belong to 9 model agencies throughout the UK, and so have always wanted to take reasonable care of my health, to scrub up well for the location shoots.  It is crazy how obese the country is becoming, so I’m hoping to combine modelling advice/deportment/presentation etc. with nutritional therapy.  Not quite sure how it will take place, but now I have more confidence to include Susie Godwin Nutrition on the Services page of my website –

Clearly I must make a start on the 2nd course first 3 lessons in Business and Marketing which was kindly sent to me…!

Nutrition for Age 50+ Course Instalments

Instalment fees in £GBP

Tutored: Single payment of £295
or £95 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of £50.

Self Study: Single payment of £135
or £50 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of £50.

Instalment fees in $USD

Tutored: Single payment of $590
or $190 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $100

Self Study: Single payment of $270
or $100 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of $100.

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