Basic Cooking Skills

Planning Balanced Meals (BCS04-PBM-01)


Healthful eating over the lifespan helps us to feel good, manage weight and prevent chronic disease. Even in later years, eating well supports a healthy immune system and energy for daily activities. This course will identify the nutrients and food sources and planning a balanced diet for older adults using MyPlate.

Course number: BCS-PBM-01
Class format: Online, On Demand
Credit hours: 1.0

  • Basic Nutrition
  • Balanced Diets and Hydration
  • Fruit, Vegetables and Grains
  • Dairy, Protein and Fat
  • Knowledge Check-Nutrients and MyPlate
  • Labels and Servings
  • Nutrition Labels and Serving Sizes
  • Knowledge Check - Nutrition Labels and Serving Sizes
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 2 years