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Intex Management Institute offers Online and Distance Learning Diploma Course in Food and Nutrition

Start Date: 12th June 2024

Course End Date: 12th February 2025

Registration Deadline: 11th June 2024


Food and Nutrition

Course Overview

Nutrition is more than just the food we eat. It is a science that encompasses all the interactions that occur between living organisms and food. These interactions include the physiological processes by which an organism:-

• Ingests

• Digests

• Absorbs

• Transports and utilize food.


Nutrition includes the biological actions and interactions of food with the body and their consequences for health and disease. It also includes the psychological, social, cultural, economic, and technological factors that influence which foods we eat.

  • In this diploma manual we will explore all the aspects of human nutrition as well as dwelling on effects of nutrition to different groups like people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as maternal and child health nutrition


By the end of this diploma course you should be able to:
-Define the terminology used in nutrition.
-State nutrient needs of the body.
-State the consequences of poor nutrition
-State the role and qualities of a nutrition counselor
-List the sources of information for the nutrition counselor
-Explain the nutritional implications at the different stages of human development and growth
-Describe the importance of good nutrition in the management of HIV and AIDS

Module One Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. The Science of Nutrition
  3. Planning a Healthy Diet
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Lipids
  6. Protein
  7. Vitamins
  8. Digestion
  9. Introduction to Nutrition counselling
  10. The Nutrition Care Process
  11. Models for Understanding and Influencing Dietary Behaviour
  12. Techniques of Nutrition Counselling
  13. Basic Nutrition and Use of Nutrition Supplements
  14. Nutrition counselling in HIV and AIDS
  15. Nutrition counselling in Pregnancy and Lactation
  16. Pediatric Nutrition Counselling: Infancy through Teens
  17. Geriatric Nutrition Counselling
  18. Counselling Vegetarians
  19. Counselling Sports people on Nutrition
  20. Counselling in Various Disease conditions
  21. Nutrition counselling in Weight control, Hyperlipidemia and in Sodium Restriction
  22. Nutrition counselling in alcoholism

Module two

  1. Introduction to Module
  2. Nutrition and Infections/Disease
  3. The Normal and Modified Therapeutic Diets
  4. Fevers
  5. Gastro Intestinal Tract (GIT) DISORDERS
  6. Liver Diseases
  7. Kidney Disorders
  8. Diabetes Mellitus
  9. Cardiovascular Diseases
  10. Burns
  11. Weight Management
  12. Nutrition and HIV and AIDS
  13. Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health
  14. Nutrition to Healthy Growth and Development
  15. Complementary Feeding
  16. Infant formulas and other milk sources
  17. Pre-School Children Disorders
  18. Nutrition during Pregnancy
  19. Nutrition during Lactation



Module three

  1. Food Nutrition and HIV/AIDS
  2. Nutrient Requirements for People Living With HIV (PLHIV)
  3. Nutrition for Pregnant and Lactating Mothers Living With HIV
  4. Infant and Young Child Feeding In the Context of HIV/AIDS
  5. Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis
  6. Care and Support for People Living With HIV
  7. Nutrition and Medication in HIV/AIDS
  8. Food/Nutrition Based Intervention: Food by Prescription (FBP
  9. Food and Nutrition Security and HIV/AIDS
  10. Nutrition Counselling In HIV and AIDS, TB and Opportunistic Infections
  11. Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
  12. Introduction to Food Bacteriology
  13. Bacteria
  14. Fungi
  15. Viruses
  16. Protozoa
  17. Applications of Microorganisms in the Food Industry
  18. Food Biotechnology and Its Applications
  19. Laboratory Methods in Food Microbiology and Quality Criteria

Module Four

  1. Composition and Structures of Foods
  2. Deterioration and Spoilage of Foods
  3. Principles of Food Preservation
  4. Food Processing and Preservation by Moisture Reduction
  5. Food Processing and Preservation by Irradiation
  6. Food Processing and Preservation Operations by Use of Food Additives, Modified Atmospheres and Fermentation
  7. Food Processing and Preservation by Biological Methods
  8. Food Packaging
  9. Introduction to Foods Analysis
  10. Sampling and Data Analysis
  11. Determination of Moisture and Total Solids
  12. Analysis of Ash and Minerals
  13. Analysis of Lipids
  14. Analysis of Proteins
  15. Analysis of Carbohydrates
  16. Role of KEBS in Analytical Standards

Managers and individuals with management responsibilities whose success depends on managing people and anyone else who want to update their leadership skills.
Course Organizers
Intex Management Institute was registered in 1983. We have been offering a wide range of Human Resource Management training programs both online and open workshops, building capacity to enhance effective service delivery for NGOs, CBOs, Public and Private sector.
We have trained and currently training participants from various organizations across Africa such as UNDP - Burundi, World Food Programme - Zimbabwe, SOS Children – Somalia, and specifically organization from South Sudan are State Ministry of Education, MEDAIR, Norwegian Refugee - Liberia, Zenab for Women Development, Action AID, Caritas, International Organization for Migration, International Committee of the Red Cross, UNHCR, Save the Children, Medical Corps, Peace Relief Development, World Vision, Action Against Hunger, UNICEF, Plan International, Norwegian Refugee Council, Johanniter International, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Peace Relief Development , AMREF, World Health Organization, USAID, International Committee of the Red Cross, Action Africa Help (AAH) International, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) just to mention but a few.

Training methodology:

  • All training materials will be availed through online or distance learning.
  • You are expected to submit assignments via email
  • You will receive feedback from our committed instructors.
  • Learn at your own time schedule
  • At the end of the course you will be issued with a certificate.

Other requirements

You will be required to use email, upload and download documents in MS-Word format.


Learning materials

Course materials and Assignments will be provided at the beginning of the course.


Course exercises

Students are required to test their own learning by completing exercises and tasks for each unit of the course.


Course Assignments

Students will be required to submit 8 assignments for the period of 8 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. At the end of the course training students will write a Research Paper.


Course Duration       :       32 Weeks (8Months)

Target Region             :       Global

Course Fee                  :       USD 400

Language                     :      English

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