Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Healthier eating

Welcome to the Dentaljuce course on healthier eating, which closely aligns with the 'Delivering better oral health' toolkit by NHS England.

This course offers very important insights for dental professionals to effectively guide patients of all ages towards healthier dietary habits, addressing the prevalent issues of sugar consumption and balanced nutrition in the UK.

Our course outlines key takeaways such as limiting free sugars, especially in frequency, and encouraging the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and oily fish. With a detailed look at the dietary patterns in the UK, we highlight the excessive consumption of free sugars and saturated fats, and the insufficient intake of essential nutrients.

Looking at the specifics, the course covers the impact of free sugars on health, offering guidelines on recommended daily limits across different age groups. We explore the relationship between sugar consumption and dental caries, emphasising the importance of spacing sugar intake and avoiding sugar before bedtime.

The course also discusses the connections between diet and broader health concerns like cancer and tooth wear, providing evidence-based dietary advice. For infant feeding, we discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, the appropriate introduction of solids, and the cautious use of commercial baby foods.

This comprehensive course equips dental professionals with the knowledge to advise patients on making evidence-based dietary choices that support not only oral health but also overall well-being.

If you're not yet a member of Dentaljuce, we highly recommend you to join and gain access to our comprehensive course on healthier eating.

This course, along with over 100 other CPD courses, is available for a single membership payment.

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Aim
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge and competence in helping their patients to improve their diet, in line with their identified personal learning requirements and the requirements of the UK NHS's "Delivering better oral health" toolkit.

Course objective

  • to update members of the dental team with current best practice for healthy eating.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

The learner will, with respect to the components that he or she has elected to study as listed below:
  • Understand what free sugars are, and their role in the diet.
  • Understand the relationship between sugar consumption and caries.
  • Be able to advise on good dietary practice for all age groups.
  • Through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.


GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): D.

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