OCN NI Level 2 Award in Food and Nutrition for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Qualification Aim

The OCN NI Level 2 Award in Food and Nutrition for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been designed to enable the learner to gain a knowledge of healthy eating and food preparation for children with autistic spectrum disorder.

Qualification Objectives 

The objectives of the qualification are to enable learners to:

  • understand healthy eating principles for children
  • understand the main food nutrients, use of dietary interventions, selective eating, food avoidance and their effects on the health and development of children with ASD 
  • understand how the digestive system functions and potential effects of unbalanced diet, intolerances, imbalances and disturbances on children with ASD
  • be aware of nutrition related issues associated with food preparation and serving for children with ASD
  • be able to plan a healthy, budget friendly menu for children with ASD

Documents

Qualification Code
603/6852/4
Review date
31/10/2025
Min age
16+
Level
Two
Credits
2
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