Nutrition and The Kitchen

About this Course

Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity. The Kitchen plays a huge role in achieving a good nutrition.



Nutrition refers to the act or process by which organisms whether plant or animals absorb into their systems their proper food which help to sustain their existence. This proper food contains substances called nutrients which are necessary for building and repairing worn out tissues, shielding man from diseases, supplying heat and energy to the body and for the effective working of the whole body systems. The nutrients fall into six categories namely – proteins, carbohydrates, fats and oil, mineral salts, vitamins and water.

The kitchen is the centre of all food preparation and therefore should be well equipped with respect to the needs and budget of the family. It is often not possible though to have a perfect kitchen but it is quite possible to make your kitchen a convenient place to work.


What you'll learn:


  • Nutrition, Nutrients and their Sources.
  • The Kitchen and Its Equipment.
  • Cooking Terminologies.
  • Cooking Measurements.
  • Oven Temperatures.
  • Temperature Test For Ovens.
  • Improvised Ovens.
Course CodeUNN/OC/0031
Course Start DateStarted
Course Duration1 Month
Dedication2 - 4 Hours per Week
Number of Modules7
School offering courseUNN Enterprise Skill Acquisition School
Video/Audio MediaNone
Course FeeNot Available (Program course)

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Course Prerequisites / Requirements

This course has no strict requirements. Anyone is qualified to take this course so long as the student is familiar with taking online courses on the platform. Once registered in this course, you will be required to complete activities such as assignments or quiz in order to proceed. The course has been structured in a way to promote ease of understanding. You must be dedicated in this course; you should spend at least an average of 2 hours per day on this course.