Course Curriculum

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    10. How Can Genetics Affect Our Diet Choice?

    • Welcome Audio

    • Video

    • Slides

    • Quiz

To understand DNAFit’s Diet Report, the relationship between genetics and diet must be established. Next, you’ll learn about genetic evidence linked to food sensitivities and why DNAFit recommend either a low carb, low fat or Mediterranean diet. You’ll also gain insight into genes associated with higher risks of, for example, diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance and weight management. Furthermore, you’ll be able to explain to your clients why a personalised nutrition plan is beneficial to them and how this can help them reach their goals successfully.

About the instructor

Former Olympian

Craig Pickering

One of only 8 people in the UK ever to be selected for both the summer and winter Olympic games, Craig Pickering is a British Olympic athlete in both the 100m/4x100m relay and in Bobsleigh. As an athlete, Craig is one of only 8 British athletes in history to have been successfully selected for both summer and winter games. With a career spanning every level of sporting success, Craig was forced to retire with a back injury in 2014. Craig is Head of Sports Science at DNAFit, helping inform and deliver the company’s work with everyone from professional sports teams to absolute beginners with an elite ambition. Craig holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is currently studying a professional doctorate in elite performance.