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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve community health 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117490  Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve community health 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-09-18  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260383  Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve health  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who are required to assess nutritional requirements, identify problems and possible solutions relevant to both a community and the individual.

People credited with this u s are able to:
  • Identify nutritional needs and resources
  • Identify value of different foods and food groups
  • Establish, develop and maintain local nutritional resources. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation for this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Ability to communicate effectively within the appropriate cultural context.
  • Knowledge of community structures and resources
  • Ability to network with people from other relevant sectors and services.
  • Numeracy Level 3
  • Nutrition Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Knowledge of nutrition and appropriate interventions in nutrition-related matters, appropriate to the community and the individual. Identification and use of local resources including but not limited to food gardens and food support programmes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify nutritional needs and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nutritional needs for daily living are identified in terms of specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific requirements include chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiency problems such as malnutrition
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Nutritional needs assessments for individuals and groups are conducted in accordance with agreed procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Age, gender, special needs and stage of life.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Existing and potential local nutritional resources are identified in terms of the nutritional requirements and the resource characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Existing and potential nutritional resources outside the community are identified in terms of the nutritional requirements and the resource characteristics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify value of different foods and food groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nutritional value of available traditional/indigenous food sources is identified in terms of the quantity required, cost, saving and socio-cultural value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Food is selected to meet the needs of the community and the individual in terms of specific dietary requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific dietary requirements include traditional diets, religious diets, vegan diets, and vegetarian diets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A nutritional programme is identified in terms of optimising well-being for special conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Special conditions include diabetes, hypertension kidney problems, operations, allergies and intolerances
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Nutritional programmes are planned in terms of the South African food based dietary guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish, develop and maintain local nutritional resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nutritional resources are sourced or produced in accordance with the relevant identified needs and preferences of the community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Methods of producing nutritional resources include planting seeds and harvesting on an ongoing basis, involving the community.
  • Sourcing includes suppliers working in the field of food security in the specific community including government and non-government agencies.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Food resources are preserved and stored without destroying nutritional value. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prevention of destroying nutritional value includes contamination and vermin infestation
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of food hygiene are promoted so as to create awareness of its importance to family and community health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The health risks associated with the inappropriate storage of food are explained in terms of disease and loss of nutritional value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The nutritional gains associated with the use of pesticides or organic methods are explained in terms of health risks and benefits. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited with ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Essential nutrients and their functions
  • Nutritional needs during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood
  • South African food based dietary guidelines
  • Nutritional problems throughout the stages of life
  • Nutritional requirements for chronic medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS, Diabetes,.
  • Signs and symptoms of nutritional problems throughout the stages of life.
  • The causes of nutritional problems throughout the stages of life.
  • The correct methods of selection, preparation and storage of foodstuffs.
  • Nutritional value of available traditional/indigenous food sources
  • Basic needs assessment skills
  • Knowledge of basic research methodology 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to nutrition using critical and creative thinking.
    Assessment criteria statements:
  • Nutritional needs for daily living are identified in terms of specific requirements.
    Range: Specific requirements include chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiency problems such as malnutrition
  • Nutritional needs assessments for individuals and groups are conducted in accordance with agreed procedures.
    Range: Age, gender, special needs and stage of life.
  • Existing and potential local nutritional resources are identified in terms of the nutritional requirements and the resource characteristics.
  • Existing and potential nutritional resources outside the community are identified in terms of the nutritional requirements and the resource characteristics.
  • A nutritional programme is identified in terms of optimising well-being for special conditions.
    Range: Special conditions include diabetes, hypertensive, kidney problems, operations, allergies, intolerances
  • The nutritional value of available traditional/indigenous food sources is identified in terms of the quantity required and costs.
  • Food is selected to meet the needs of the community and the individual in terms of specific dietary requirements.
    Range: Specific dietary requirements include traditional diets, vegan diets, vegetarian diets 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and with communities at different stages of life. Assessment criteria statements:
  • The nutritional value of available traditional/indigenous food sources is identified in terms of the quantity required and costs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activity within the relevant context. Assessment criteria statements:
  • Nutritional needs for daily living are identified in terms of specific requirements.
    Range: Specific requirements include chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiency problems such as malnutrition
  • Nutritional needs assessments for individuals and groups are conducted in accordance with agreed procedures.
    Range: Age, gender, special needs and stage of life.
  • A nutritional programme is identified in terms of optimising well-being for special conditions.
    Range: Special conditions include diabetes, hypertensive, kidney problems, operations, allergies, intolerances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information and resources related to nutrition. Assessment criteria statements:
  • Nutritional needs for daily living are identified in terms of specific requirements.
    Range: Specific requirements include chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiency problems such as malnutrition
  • Nutritional needs assessments for individuals and groups are conducted in accordance with agreed procedures.
    Range: Age, gender, special needs and stage of life.
  • A nutritional programme is identified in terms of optimising well-being for special conditions.
    Range: Special conditions include diabetes, hypertensive, kidney problems, operations, allergies, intolerances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate and advocate for good nutrition. Assessment criteria statements:
  • Nutritional resources are sourced or produced in accordance with the relevant identified needs and preferences of the community.
    Range: Methods of producing nutritional resources include planting seeds and harvesting on an ongoing basis, involving the community
  • Food resources are preserved and stored without destroying nutritional value.
    Range: Prevention of destroying nutritional value includes contamination and vermin infestation
  • The health risks associated with the inappropriate storage of food are explained in terms of disease and loss of nutritional value. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems with regard to the different health, social and community structures. Assessment criteria statements:
  • Nutritional needs for daily living are identified in terms of specific requirements.
    Range: Specific requirements include chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiency problems such as malnutrition.
  • A nutritional programme is identified in terms of optimising well-being for special conditions.
    Range: Special conditions include diabetes, hypertensive, kidney problems, operations, allergies, intolerances
  • The nutritional value of available traditional/indigenous food sources is identified in terms of the quantity required and costs.
  • Food is selected to meet the needs of the community and the individual in terms of specific dietary requirements.
    Range: Specific dietary requirements include traditional diets, vegan diets, vegetarian diets. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260383, which is "Plan and promote nutritional programmes to improve health", Level 4, 12 credits.

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes

    Activity-Hours
    Classroom learning-40
    On-the-job learning-50
    Self directed learning-15
    Coaching required-15
    Total-120

    Credits achieved: 12 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49131   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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