Diet & Nutrition for Children

This Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 qualification teaches students how to plan for the diets and nutritional needs of children. The course will aid you as you learn how to assess a child’s dietary requirements.  Within this deeply essential subject you will discover how failing to meet a child’s nutritional needs impacts the various developmental stages of a child; alongside how it affects a child’s progress. This Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 qualification teaches how adults can promote healthy eating to ensure children meet the nutritional guidelines put in place to support their growth and development.

By studying this Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 qualification, you will be further developing your knowledge of the nutritional requirements of children and young people. This course will cover how these requirements change as a child develops. Promoting good dietary and health habits is essential to aid supporting learning and development; as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle which lowers the risk of future health problems. This Level 3 course will give you an insight into providing the appropriate nutritional requirements for children.

On this Diet & Nutrition for Children course you will discover:

  • The units cover all aspects of diet and nutrition and will help you to understand the importance of providing healthy meals and snacks whilst understanding the issues faced when deciding on meals to plan.
  • The course also explores the digestive system in detail and identifies key nutrients and vitamins essential for a healthy diet.
  • Food labels contain a wealth of information and this is looked at closely in unit five when issues surrounding misleading information is explored.
  • Finally, in unit six we look at special dietary needs and identify reasons why some people make specific choices with regard to their diet.

Our Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 qualification teaches you how to plan for, assess, and fulfil a child’s dietary and nutritional requirements.
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Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: HL306

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework.  ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students.

Study Hours

Up to 100 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments.  Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).  You can read more about ABC here.  Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
  • Encourage healthy eating
  • Understand the main food groups
  • Explore problems associated with the excess and inadequate nutrient intake
  • Identify the Five A Day recommendations
  • Understand hygiene and safety

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

It’s made a difference
Stella-Ann Andrews

Enjoyed studying the course, love how it doesn’t really matter if one-night i’m busy or just can not be bothered after working all day and coming home to my 2 children the course has also made a difference in the way my children eat, Thank you Oxbridge.

So convenient
Louise. T

I find it so convenient that it can be done in my own time under no pressure.

Very pleased
Karl Harper

I would describe myself as a very healthy eater and maintain my physical wellbeing.  I have 3 children and a wife, this course has helped me and my wife dramatically with understanding what foods and nutrition us and the kids should be consuming.

The course provided me with new skills
Jules B

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your home study course I have just completed, I found the course provided me with new skills and would definitely use you again

Wanted to educate myself
Lisa. R

As an overweight adult i didn’t want my children going through (and they are headed that way) what i had so i needed to educate myself.  Thought this course was very informative, and excellent value for money as i have seen the same course on other websites for a lot more.