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Training Course on Improving Health and Nutrition

INTRODUCTION

While most of us know that good nutrition is essential in helping us feel our best and reach our optimal health; finding time to eat a balanced diet on a daily basis seems a formidable task in this fast-paced affluent society. The good news is that by taking charge of your diet, you can improve your health while reducing your risk of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease or cancer.

Good nutrition is therefore one of the keys to good health. This five day training is aimed at developing healthier communities by filling in the gaps between nutrition and health.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Public Health Officers, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition and how they relate to overall health and exercise performance.
  • Understand the impact of lifestyle on health, and the ways one can modify lifestyle to affect disease or promote health.
  • Establish nutrition disorders, prescribe therapeutic diets, and provide preliminary counseling on specific nutrient needs.
  • Implement health maintenance and preventive nutrition care.
  • Use medical nutrition remedies (such as nutrition assessment methods, behavioral counseling) for personal self-care where desirable.
  • Create and evaluate a comprehensive educational and instructional nutrition tool or a care plan program using appropriate technologies.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Basics of nutrition

  • Balance diet
  • Healthy eating
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Dietary disorders
  • Healthy lifestyles

Water, sanitation and hygiene in community food systems

  • Health and hygiene responsibilities of food handlers
  • Food hygiene and its environment
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Food processing and labelling
  • Food and drugs administration
  • Hygiene diseases
  • Food hazards

Food safety practices and general requirements

  • Food safety programs
  • Interpretation and application
  • Food handling controls
  • Food defense and emergency response
  • Food safety for vulnerable populations
  • Nutritional counselling and education in rural areas

Cross-Cutting issues in health and nutrition

  • Climate-smart food systems for improved nutrition
  • Health and agriculture development
  • Multi-sectoral approach to nutritional health development
  • Improving the role of public health institutions

Monitoring and Evaluation of nutrition health interventions

  • Planning of nutrition health interventions
  • Implementation of nutrition health interventions
  • Evaluation of nutrition health interventions

Technology application in health and nutrition promotion

  • ICT and Mobile technology application in health and nutrition
  • Integration of GIS and RS in health and nutrition
  • Food biotechnology and emerging nutritional diseases
  • Nutritional biostatistics, data analysis and decision making

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 7th August 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 14-08-2017
Event End Date 18-08-2017
Cut off date 07-08-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 60,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 650.00
Individual Price (International) USD 706.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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