Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care

Nutrition and Hydration for Social and Healthcare

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer) and promote your overall health.

This Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care Awareness Course provides a greater awareness of the importance of nutrition and hydration, which – as explained in this course – aid all bodily functions. The topics covered in this online training allow learners to identify the importance of nutrition and hydration across all life stages. 

What does the course cover?

  • The Eatwell Guide
  • Legislation that protects individuals to ensure they have a balanced, nutritious diet?
  • What makes up a balanced diet.

Training Outcomes

  • Learn about what macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Understand what makes up a balanced diet.
  • Learn what special dietary requirements may an individual develop throughout the life stages?


  • What is the importance of nutrition and Hydration?
  • What are macronutrients and micronutrients?
  • What is a balanced diet?
  • Which nutrients do individuals need during each life stage?

Test & Certification

At the end of the Nutrition and Hydration training Course, you will be given a 10-question, multiple-choice test. The required pass rate is 80%. You will be able to download and print a digital certificate on completion of the course. This certificate is valid for three years.


Main Course: Approximately 45 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exams). 

ETD provides 24/7 access to its training materials. You can complete your Safeguarding training from anywhere at any time, whether you’re working remotely on in the office.