NUTRITION SKILLS FOR LIFE™ is an all Wales programme of quality assured nutrition skills training and initiatives developed and co-ordinated by dietitians working in the NHS. The programme aims to support a wide range of community workers to promote healthy eating and incorporate food and nutrition skills into their work.
The programme aims to train those who work closely with, and understand the needs of local people, to support communities across Wales to learn more about healthy eating. There are two key aspects to the nutrition training.
Agored Cymru accredited Level 2 Community Food and Nutrition Skills training enables them to promote key healthy eating messages focussing on the eatwell plate. It also teaches practical skills such as budgeting, shopping for healthy foods, understanding food labels and how to adapt recipes. This course is attended by those who plan to deliver healthy eating initiatives such as practical cooking skills or community weight management programmes as part of their work.
Please refer to Training courses for a full list of suitable courses available.
NUTRITION SKILLS FOR LIFE™ training is incorporated into national programmes including Flying Start, Families First and Communities First and supports the implementation nutrition components of the national Healthy and Sustainable Pre School Scheme, Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme and Nutrition in Community Settings Pathway.In 2014, NUTRITION SKILLS FOR LIFE™ was awarded the Public Health Wales Good Practice Award and won an NHS Wales Award for Promoting Better Health and Avoiding Disease and the UK Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing.