Healthy Food and Special Diets HABC Level 2 Award


This qualification will benefit anyone who prepares and serves food as it is designed to provide a basic understanding of nutrition and the requirements of special diets to enable the planning of well-balanced meals that have a positive impact on health.

This could include chefs, kitchen porters, waiting staff, health care workers and childminders.

Units / Modules

  • An outline of current nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet
  • The impact diet has on health
  • Food preparation techniques that maintain the nutritional value of food
  • How to plan and provide meals for those with special diets (including medical needs, allergies, vegans, vegetarians and diets for different faiths)

How will you be assessed?

Multiple-choice examination

Entry Requirements

We recommend learners are a minimum of 16 years of age. Learners, whatever their age, are physically capable of completing the practical assessment. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English.

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