SISFFIT052 - Provide healthy eating information

    Unit code: SISFFIT052 | Study level: TAFE
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    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide general, and not individualised, information about healthy eating to fitness clients. Information is based on the main recommendations of the current Australian national dietary guidelines which aim to promote optimal health and wellbeing for generally healthy people.
    The unit requires the ability to recognise situations that are beyond the scope of practice for fitness instructors, and to provide information about the types of medical and allied health professionals with expertise to advise on nutritional needs.This unit applies to group fitness and gym instructors who practise in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

    Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
    Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

    • provide healthy eating information from the Australian national dietary guidelines to three clients and include information about:
    • the five food groups and their recommended proportional daily intakes
    • discretionary foods that should be eaten only sometimes and in small amounts
    • according to actual client interactions or case studies:
    • identify three situations outside scope of own practice for providing nutrition advice
    • for each above situation:
    • advise client why their nutrition needs are outside scope of own role
    • provide information about the type of medical or allied health professional with relevant expertise.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VUPolytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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