An increasingly important sector in the life coaching space, food coaching helps clients develop strategies and enhance motivation to change eating habits and improve their overall wellbeing.
The Certificate of Food Coaching is a professional development course that will develop your understanding of the scope and nature of food coaching.
In this food coaching course, you will learn about the practical, ethical and legal implications of becoming a responsible and successful food coach practitioner.
You’ll also discover professional standards for food coaching, specialised dietary requirements for chronic conditions, overeating, children, adults and seniors, as well as management practices for a food coaching business.
On completion of this course, you gain essential knowledge in nutrition, coaching and management skills to launch your food coaching business.
Unit - Food Coaching
Unit 1 – Scope and nature of food coaching
What is food coaching?
Why is food coaching necessary?
Meeting with clients: the initial interview
The consulting room
Current problem(s) or eating pattern
History of the problem(s) or eating pattern
Taking baseline measurements
Assessing current diet & lifestyle
Benefits of a healthy diet
Frequency of eating
Use of supplements
Unit 2 – Professional Standards for Food Coaching
A code of ethics
Ethics in food coaching
Making ethical decisions
A guideline for making ethical decisions
Ethics when working as a food coach in a larger business
Health and safety
Occupational health and safety responsibilities
Unit 3 – Specialist Diets -Chronic Conditions
Benefits of special diets
Dietary considerations for some chronic conditions
High blood pressure
Understanding different types of special diet
Dairy free diet
Unit 4 – Specialist Diets – Overeating
What do we mean by being overweight?
Measuring body fat
Body fat percentage
Waist to height ratio
Health risks of overeating
Treatment for obesity
Psychological theories of overeating
Physiological reasons why people overeat
Weight loss plans
Unit 5 – Poor nutrition diets
Not eating enough
Poor quality diet
Eating disorders associated with weight loss
Causes of eating disorders
Signs and symptoms
Body image and self esteem
Physical symptoms of anorexia
Physical symptoms of bulimia nervosa
Unit 6 – Food Coaching with Adults and Seniors
General dietary requirements for adults
General dietary requirements for men & women
Age-related illnesses and nutrition
General nutrition plans for adults
Unit 7 – Food Coaching with Children
Law & ethics and children’s food coaching
The interests of the child
Protection for coaches
Involvement of the parents or caregivers
Rewards and eating
Strategies for encouraging healthy eating in children
Family and friends
General nutritional requirements of children
Food groups – what children need?
Developing a nutrition plan for children
Nutritional disorders in children
Obesity in children
Unit 8 – Lifestyle Changes
Ways to encourage lifestyle change
Strategies to elicit change
Stages of MI interview session
Unit 9 – Moving on
Assessing client progress
Regular meetings/reviews (how often)
Changing plans as the person changes
Evaluation of the plan
When ready to move on
Unit 10 – Managing Your Food Coaching Service
Managing your food coaching business
Where to meet clients
Importance of marketing
Advertising and marketing
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Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.