FOOD CHOICE & EATING HABITS
This is the course everyone's talking about and can't get enough of! 'Nothing else like it anywhere!' Why is it that some foods have more appeal to us than others? Why are some foods harder to say ‘no’ to? And why is it so hard to change our eating habits? The course delves into the science and the psychology behind our eating habits to help make sense of why some habits die hard, and just how they came about in the first place. Understanding why we eat what we eat is essential knowledge to anyone who works in the area of health and nutrition. Also ideal for those working in the nutrition, fitness or weight-loss industries. Creating eating plans for others will be most effectively done if you hold a thorough understanding of food psychology.
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DURATION AND ACCREDITATION
17 hours of study
All students receive a Certificate of Attainment with relevant accrediting logos
Fitness Australia for 15 CEC points* and 10.5 REPs CEC points
Physical Activity Australia: Approximate conversion of 9-15 CECs to PDPs = 3 PDPs
16 CPE points from ATMS, and may be eligible for PME points (AAMT)
CPE points from ANTA and NHAA may be applicable upon request to your registering body
*CEC points update: This is course is approved until the end of September 2015. In the meantime it is undergoing a full review and we should have the ongoing CECs decision shortly.
MODE OF STUDY & FEES
- Blended program of printed text (forwarded by post with your Welcome Pack from our Sydney office), supported with online facilities and resources, online assessment, and certificate
- $270 with a discount for two or more students
- Pay Online: Via PayPal; Visa; Mastercard; Visa Debit; Bank transfer. You do not need a PayPal account to enrol online using a credit card
Available in either distance or online, you get exactly the same course and you have the same time to complete.
Introduction to the course
Introduction to food psychology
Theoretical models of food choice
Why are models important?
The Furst model of food choice
The influence of factors such as Life course; Influences; Personal systems; Value negotiations; Strategies
Models in health
Commonly used models in health initiatives
1. Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)
2. Health Belief Model (HBM)
Public health strategies
Understanding the consumer
The effect of values on consumer behaviour
Internal factors of taste and food regulation
Development of taste preferences
Changes with age
Development of sweet taste
Food intake regulation
Nutrient effects on intake and behaviour
Sensory-specific satiety (SSS)
Food choices and preferences
Liking and wanting are different
When do taste preferences start?
Preference for salty foods
Development of the preference for fatty foods
The influence of ‘good-tasting food’
Learning and its effect on food choice
How learning happens
The post-ingestive effects of food
Influence on eating habits
Eating as an automatic behaviour
Inhibition of the desire to overeat
The effect of effort on food intake
The effect of repetition of food and variety
Media, marketing and labelling
Does marketing matter?
The importance of branding to product success
The effect of advertising on eating
Special topic: children and food advertising on television
How much advertising are kids exposed to?
Update on the number of junk food adverts during children’s TV
Food labelling and its impact on consumption
Food labels: do they have an effect?
The example of sodium
Logos and endorsements on food products
Eating, personality and motivational states
Emotional influences on food choice
Impulse, inhibition, eating restraint and intake
The influence of stress and coping
The example of health campaigns
Personal factors in weight control
The Big 5; Personality and weight
Why weight loss efforts falling short
Motivation and weight control
The relevance of Locus of Control (LOC)
Emotional response to experiences by locus of control
How to develop an internal locus of control
I loved this course, totally awesome and new information to me! I had no idea why I loved the foods I love and now I have a real appreciation of how hard it is to change what you eat!
OMG I had no idea how so many small things around me contributed to my eating and how simple it is to start changing them. I didn't do this course to lose weight, but the first change I tried I lost 3kgs. Loved the section about personality and eating.
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