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Why a Course in Nutrition Could Be for You



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Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are associated with longevity, and one cannot exist without the other. Although exercise is an important component of the equation, you cannot ‘out exercise’ a bad diet, which makes having a balanced diet crucial in everyday life.

Nutrition is so much more than simply following the food pyramid (although this is a good place to start) and trying to eat everything in moderation. Nutrition is the study of nutrients, how to use them best, and what they accomplish in the body.

Diet and nutrition are essential and is focused on in school curriculums to help children make better and healthier life choices. While a child is growing, nutrition is extremely essential to their growth and development at a cellular level and can prevent chronic diseases or ailments occurring in adulthood.

If you need to study nutrition or want to advance your career in health, it is important to choose an education provider that is well-known and accredited to offer proper courses in nutrition.

Why Study Nutrition?

The demand for nutritionists has risen in recent years due to the rise in diet related illnesses, obesity and weight-gain. Awareness in better health and fitness has also become very popular and the need for proper nutrition goes together with the fit lifestyle.

Perhaps you want to upskill yourself within your company, or you want to kickstart your career in nutrition professionally. Either way, learning about nutrition can provide the education and skills needed in any field related to diet, health, fitness or the production of food. Understanding the link between nutrition, diet and the human body is of utmost importance to the medical, education, research, food science and technology sectors.

If you are searching for nutrition courses in the UK, you can compare some different options on is a search engine that lists courses from top providers.

Training providers list their online courses on the search engine to professionals who want to upskill themselves and improve on their professional development.

Nutritionists Versus Dieticians

Nutritionists who are registered dieticians assist many people with various issues that require a specific diet to either help them lose weight or with tailored diets for chronic diseases such as diabetes or cancer.

Studying nutrition is the first stepping stone if you are planning on become a registered dietician. To be a registered dietician, you need to study nutrition and dietetics through an accredited university and attains a license to practise.

Essentially, the difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietician is that the latter obtains a degree and is usually required to complete an internship.

Most nutritionists work in the food technology and science sectors whilst most dieticians work in the healthcare, education and research sectors. There is often an overlap of the sectors which means that positions for both nutritionists and dieticians are in high demand. The pressure on agriculture to provide more food for growing populations also open up doors for nutritionists to work with large industries and thrive within their positions.

The Study of Nutrition

In science, the study of nutrition describes the relationship between consuming food and what the food is utilised for within the human body. As nutrition assists organisms to stay alive, it is important to study the way food affects the body at a cellular level.

Nutrition also examines how diseases, ailments and health are affected by food. There is a very close link between health and correct nutrition. Food allergies and intolerances are also studied within the nutrition field to better understand the processes and build diets specific to people who suffer from allergies or intolerances.

Malnutrition or Undernutrition

Malnutrition or undernutrition is the lack of, or unbalanced amounts of nutrients in poor diets. Malnutrition affects many people across the globe and nutritionists often assist in creating diets that can help or maintain good nutrition.

Globally, malnutrition is often the lack of food, such as in poor or war-torn countries, but malnutrition can also be found among people who have access to good and healthy diets. Eating disorders or diseases that affect the absorption of nutrients are also seen as malnutrition.

Poor diets lead to malnutrition and certain vitamin deficiencies can occur if a balanced diet is not maintained. People who do not consume vitamin C will suffer from scurvy whilst people who do not consume enough iron will be anaemic.

Dieticians and nutritionists can identify the specific dietary requirements that malnourished or undernourished people require and can assist them with a proper diet to improve their health and conditions.

The Study of Nutrients

Nutritionists will also study the pillars of nutrition; namely proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, water and fibre. These food sources can be further broken down into micro and macronutrients.  Nutritionists will study micro and macronutrients in their courses as a nutrient is the basic component of food and proper nourishment.

Macronutrients are further divided into those that provide energy and those that do not. Macronutrients are needed in bigger quantities as opposed to micronutrients (the description is in the name).

Preventing and Treating Ailments and Diseases

It is estimated that over the next decade, the demand for nutritionists will increase as the importance of preventing and treating diseases – such as diabetes – becomes critical. Type 2 diabetes specifically needs to be worked out for patients with this disease as their bodies do not produce insulin to break down the carbohydrates they consume. Therefore, portion control and complex carbohydrates added to their diets need to be carefully moderated.

Many people suffer from hormonal imbalances, digestive issues or obesity, and need proper nutrition guidelines and menus to help treat their ailments. Nutrition is also important for people who have immune deficiencies or are immunocompromised. Patients undergoing chemotherapy, for example, need a proper balanced and nutritious diet to assist their immune systems after treatment.

Nutritionists are also needed in the sports and animal-nutrition fields. Food manufacturers will also employ nutritionists in order to provide their clients with the best nutrition-dense products available. The health and wellbeing of not only humans, but animals, have become a lucrative industry with the aim of always innovating and improving on diet and nutrition. Only the best will suffice, and the services of a nutritionist will always be in demand.

People who opt to not include animal products in their diets often struggle to eat a healthy and balanced diet and need assistance. Vegetarians and vegans often need the services of a nutritionist to ensure that they are ingesting the appropriate amount of nutrients to remain healthy.

Even the media conglomerates require the services of a nutritionist with articles that appear in magazines or online pertaining to health and diet. Recipes will require a nutritionist to oversee the articles to ensure that nutrients are included and balanced.

With so many industries needing the guidance of either nutritionists or dieticians, choosing to study nutrition can be a gratifying and interesting career choice. If you only need to do a course on nutrition to add value to your current employer, it is just as interesting and beneficial.


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Kenya’s Jennifer Riria to be Honoured as Model African Woman of the Year 2022 by YAWC



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The Group Chief Executive Officer of Echo Network Africa (ENA), formerly Kenya Women Holding which is a woman led, women serving development institution has been nominated to be honoured at the 6th Annual Continental Convocation of the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) which is set to take place in Accra, Ghana from 2nd to 6th October, 2022 under the theme, “Network for Empowerment: Eliminating Barriers to Women’s Development”.

She will be honoured in relation to her interventions in improving the socio-economic situation of women and girls in Kenya, having been admitted into the EY Global Hall of Fame.

A special event dubbed, “Jennifer Riria Day” will be held in her honour on Tuesday 4th October within the period of the congress.

Dr Riria is distinguished as a Microfinance Banker and Practitioner, Researcher and Gender Specialist. She has led Kenya Women Finance Trust Microfinance (KWFT) Bank for over three decades, and propelled it from an unprofitable NGO to a medium sized Bank, serving low income women and their families all over the Kenya. KWFT has served over 3 million women and disbursed over US$ 3 billion over a period of 30 years. As the CEO she spearheaded the transformation of KWFT from a microfinance institution to a regulated middle-sized bank (2004-2009).

She has served in many other leadership roles both in financial, public, and health institutions for which she has been recognised locally and internationally. Dr Riria is the Patron of the Democracy Trust Fund (DTF) a semi-autonomous organization that supports and positions women to participate in democratic processes. Additionally, Dr Riria is the Chairperson of the Africa Women Leaders Network – Kenyan Chapter. Recently she re-launched the “Jennifer Riria Foundation” whose focus is to enhance young women’s leadership through innovations and connecting them with the private sector. Working with and touching people’s life is her passion. Dr. Riria served on many Boards including the Women’s World Bank Board which is an international microfinance network of microfinance institutions and banks for 21 years, which she was the Chairperson.

The “Jennifer Riria Day” will be the second in a series of events to recognise and celebrate astute women of Africa for their contributions to women empowerment for national and global impact. The first, having been conferred on the first female Chief of Staff of the Republic of Ghana, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei Opare in 2019. The day is specifically named after the woman proposed to be celebrated at the specific congress to leave an imprint on the minds of delegates on the achievements of the honouree.

The Young African Women Congress is a Pan-African event opened to young women of African descent. It is a platform which fosters knowledge-sharing and cultural exchanges among nations and generations. Major activities at the congress include Keynote Presentation, Panel Sessions, Career Workshops, Group Brainstorming Sessions as well as Project Story Presentations by delegates. There is also a full day trip to interesting sites to promote Africa’s heritage and tourism.

Its main objective is captured in its motto: Empowering Women for Continental Development and Integration for a Better World.

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Ghana’s new dancing super-talent, Endurancegrand steps into the light with her effervescence




Dance With Purpose Academy (DWP) have established themselves as one of the best producers of dance talent on the African continent. One of their most exciting prospects emerging on the scene is Endurancegrand.

Born Endurance Dzigbordi Dedzo, the dancing queen who has been stepping gracefully to the rhythm since she was 7-years old has already performed on some of the biggest stages in the country including the VGMA, TV3, Coca Cola, Ghana Football Awards, Ghana’s Most Beautiful and most recently, The Global Citizen Festival: Accra as part of the DWP Academy collective during Usher’s show-stopping performance. To top that impressive feat, she has also worked with brands like AirtelTigo and Dark & Lovely.

Endurancegrand’s interest in dance was piqued by her brother-in-law, Joshua Rana, back when she was just a kid who loved playing football, video games and singing; and she has never looked back since. For her, dancing has never been just a job or a simple means to an end, dancing has always been the “end” itself, her north star. “I faced neglect, doubt and lost some people very close to me because I chose dance as a career but that did not stop me because I always knew what I wanted. To me, dancing is just as important as the air I breathe or the water I drink. Dancing is my life! When I step on the stage, nothing else makes sense. Only my body and the rhythms and energy it releases”, Endurance describing what dancing means to her.

The Capricorn dancer’s biggest dream is to be able to touch lives globally, travel around the world to share her knowledge to the young and old and show women around the world that they can be whatever they choose to be.

Dance with Endurancegrand on her socials and keep up with what will be a very majestic career. Instagram: endurancegrand | TikTok: endurancegrand | Twitter: EnduranceGrand

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Understanding probable cause



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Probable cause refers to a legal basis that gives the police officer a chance to arrest a person, seize property, or conduct a search. This originates from the United States constitution Fourth Amendment. So what is probable cause? (more…)

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Global publisher to release first graphic novels from South Africa’s award-winning Triggerfish Animation Studios




North American independent book publisher Catalyst Press will publish two graphic novels from Cape Town’s world-renowned animation studio next year, its first venture into the literary sphere. (more…)

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Global ed-tech leader releases Moodle Workplace 4.0 and a new user experience in its enterprise LMS



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Today, Moodle announced the release of Moodle Workplace 4.0 and an improved user experience in its customisable enterprise learning management platform.

Emilio Lozano, Head of Workplace Solutions said, “Moodle Workplace is built on top of Moodle LMS, giving Moodle Workplace unique advantages as a platform to develop, upskill and reskill employees.  In this release, we have benefited from the discovery and consultation process with the Moodle community that informed the improvements in Moodle LMS 4.0.  As well as providing a better user experience, we have used the enhancements to further evolve our workplace learning tools, including rigorous testing with our end-users.  In an increasingly competitive environment where learning and development is a key driver of performance and talent retention, I’m very excited about the benefits this release will provide to the L&D sector.”

The new Moodle Workplace 4.0 interface is fresh and intuitive with tabbed navigation.

Learning is prioritised through a personalised Dashboard


The Dashboard in Moodle Workplace 4.0 is simplified to display learners’ current enrolments plus a section for new available courses.  Learners can see completion status at a glance, and when a learner completes a course, further courses unlocked as part of a learning path or program will appear in the “New available courses” section.

Easily navigate learning content with My Courses

There’s a new addition to the menu called “My Courses”. My Courses is a stand-alone dedicated page that summarises all the learning assigned to an employee in a learning hub, including enrolled, available or past courses.

Managers can create learning journeys for their staff by combining different courses into learning programs and learning paths. All programs, courses and course subsets are linked so that managers and employees can easily navigate within and between learning programs and courses.

Manage team performance and development


In Moodle Workplace 4.0, a new page called “My Teams” provides managers or department leads visibility into team members, including tracking employee roles, learning path progress, course completion status and certifications. Managers can generate individual or team reports obtaining insight into individual or team performance and learning program effectiveness.

Automate onboarding and streamline compliance training


The user experience improvements in Moodle Workplace 4.0 make it easier for managers to create tailored training pathways and onboard employees by automatically assigning learning and granting competencies to individuals or teams based on tailored or dynamic rules.


With automation, managers can turn learning programs into certifications to streamline compliance training or meet legislation requirements.  Managers can also schedule a ‘recertification’ which can be the same Program or a different one.


Improve program efficiency by centrally managing multiple learning platforms within a single LMS site

Through multi-tenancy, Moodle Workplace 4.0 makes it straightforward for administrators and managers to support different learning audiences by creating an ecosystem of individual learning environments in a single LMS site. Each tenant can have its own look and feel, user membership, administrators, and content, and Moodle Workplace also supports content sharing across tenants.

Evaluate the impact of learning and make informed decisions

In Moodle Workplace 4.0, report builder now allows managers to build custom reports for audiences in a drag-and-drop interface with instant preview. Data insights help managers adapt and improve learning programs to drive better employee performance.

Build a seamless learning ecosystem with single sign-on and integrations

Moodle Workplace 4.0 integrates seamlessly with a wide variety of software, including HR systems and content repositories, so that L&D departments can build an ecosystem that supports their organisation.

The streamlined sign-in accommodates Single Sign-On with support a wide range of standard single sign-on providers (Google, Microsoft, Facebook) and also custom authentication plugins.

Boost employee engagement with rich and engaging learning experiences

Moodle Workplace 4.0 goes beyond the basic content features of most enterprise learning management systems. Courses are rich with activities requiring learners to actively engage with the learning content and each other in various modalities. New enhancements include BigBlueButton, the web conferencing and virtual classroom, and Appointment Booking, which allows managers to schedule group sessions or 1:1 meetings.

Contribution to open source Moodle LMS


The enhanced tools and features created for workplace learning in Moodle Workplace directly benefit the Moodle community and Moodle LMS as open source code and features.  This relationship contributes to Moodle’s sustainability and allows us to continue on our journey to enable quality education in all corners of the globe, and our mission to empower educators to improve our world.

Find out more about Moodle Workplace 4.0 or please contact us.

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Bush & Co Lauded the Best Expert Witness and Case Management in the Uk



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Facing a terminal injury, either from personal injury or clinical negligence, can be overwhelming for a family and casualty. When it arises from clinical negligence, it creates even more bitterness realizing that the casualty is in pain from someone’s incompetence. (more…)

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