Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    2. Course overview

    3. Course structure and assessment

    4. Speaker biographies

    5. Abbreviations & definitions

    6. Introduction Handouts

    1. Introduction and learning objectives

    2. Foundations for recipe anlaysis

    3. End of module 1 quiz

    4. Module 1 Handouts

    1. Introduction and learning objectives

    2. Demo 1: Raita

    3. Demo 2: Vegetable curry

    4. Demo 3: Boiled rice

    5. Demo 4: Curry, rice and raita (multi-layered dish)

    6. End of module 2 quiz

    7. Module 2 Handouts

    1. Introduction and learning objectives

    2. Introduction to food/drinks general information and nutrition and health claims regulations - the essentials to communicating your recipe

    3. Mandatory pre-packed food/drinks labelling information

    4. Mandatory and voluntary pre-packed food/drink nutrient declarations

    5. Calculating % Reference Intakes (RI) and identifying if a vitamin or mineral is present in significant quantities

    6. Mandatory declarations for foods sold loose and wrapping up module 3 learnings

    7. End of module 3 quiz

    8. Module 3 Handouts

    1. Introduction and learning objectives

    2. Introduction to voluntary front of pack labelling

    3. Front of Pack Traffic Light Labelling: your step-by-step guide

    4. HFSS foods/drinks - calculating the score and wrapping up module 4 learnings

    5. End of module quiz

    6. Module 4 Handouts

    1. Introduction and learning objectives

    2. Introduction to nutrition and health claims

    3. Nutrition and health claims: what's the difference and general do's and don'ts

    4. Nutrition claims: a step-by-step process

    5. Health claims: a step-by-step process and wrapping up module 5 learnings

    6. End of module 5 quiz

    7. Module 5 Handouts

About this course

  • 6 hours of video content
  • 47 sessions
  • 6 modules
  • £130.00

About the course

Recipe analysis is an invaluable skill for nutrition professionals to master. This short course will provide a foundation training to help professionals develop confidence, knowledge and skills in the nutritional analysis of recipes, and learn how to utilise and effectively communicate nutritional and environmental benefits through clear labelling and marketing.

Learning objectives

Gain understanding of

  • How to use nutrient data and key features of recipe analysis software to allow for accurate analysis of recipes
  • The regulations and guidelines that apply to recipes, pre-packed and loose foods sold to consumers
  • Why and how ingredients have an impact on the environment, and what a sustainable diet looks like
  • The different carbon footprint analysis databases (free and paid) that you can access

Be aware of

  • Key considerations for recipe analysis including information gathering, entering ingredients and assigning portions, weight changes, micronutrient retention, specific gravity, edible portions and sense checking
  • Which criteria you must meet before you can make certain claims
  • The different impacts our foods have on the planet
  • Uncertainties and complexities in the carbon emissions datasets

Be able to

  • Feel confident in the steps that need to be undertaken in order to analyse recipes ranging from simple to more complex
  • Identify what claims you can make, where to find the right information, what criteria you should meet and how you can word your claim
  • Adapt recipes to be more sustainable for both human and planetary health
  • Confidently use a tool to calculate environmental impacts and communicate this to an audience

Course benefits

  • Testing and CPD certificate

    Test your knowledge using our informal quizzes and take a self-reflection assignment at the end of the course. Receive a digital certificate accredited by the AfN upon completion

  • Subject matter experts

    Engaging and renowned speakers with deep subject knowledge

  • Self-paced and flexible

    Enrol and start the course whenever you want, and study at your own pace. You'll have access to course content for one year

Expert speakers

Meet the subject matter specialists ready to share their knowledge.

Jason Yee

Susan Church

Independent Registered Nutritionist, Susan Church Nutrition

Susan is a Registered Nutritionist specialising in food composition and is a co-author of McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods. As well as undertaking nutritional analysis of recipes for a range of applications, she provides training and advice to  professionals on recipe analysis and food composition.
Latrina Walden

Elphee Medici

Nutrition and Sustainable Diets Consultant, Nutrilicious

With over 30 years’ experience working within the NHS and FMCGs, Elphee consults on all matters relating to nutrition, health and sustainability, and regularly lectures at the Cordon Bleu School, London.

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Cordelia Woodward

Registered Dietitian, MyNutriWeb

Cordelia is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years’ experience in dietetic roles including within the NHS. She has many years of experience working on recipe development and analysis for MyNutriWeb and Nutrilicious. Cordelia spends a lot of time cooking and developing recipes of her own, enjoying bringing principles of dietetics into the kitchen.

Jonathan Levi

Dr Christian Reynolds

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Food Policy, City University, London, UK

Christian is recognised as a global expert on food loss and waste and sustainable diets. He is the lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of Food Waste (2019), and has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, multiple reports and book chapters. Christian also researches sustainable cookery, food history and the political power of food in international relations.


“Recipe analysis is a key skill for many registrants and software development regularly occurs. This training course will be valuable for updating knowledge and skills and support registrants in gaining their confidence in this area, aiding them in their work with individuals, groups or businesses”

Association for Nutrition

This course has been approved for CPD by the AfN

This course is kindly run in association with Susan Church Nutrition and Nutrilicious

Susan can provide a nutritional breakdown of recipes for use in PR, publications, on websites, food packaging and menus. Susan’s focus when analysing recipes is on accuracy and best practice, supported by detailed documentation.

 Nutrilicious is a communications agency specialising in nutrition and sustainability – the first dedicated agency of its kind established in 2008. A core service is recipe analysis with a focus on how to best communicate the benefits.