Whether you want to implement healthier choices for your child or family or pursue a career as a nutritionist, this professional development course is ideal for parents, childcare workers, allied health professionals and anyone with interest in children’s nutrition.
The Certificate of Child Nutritionis an online program that will educate you on nutritional requirements from pre-pregnancy through to the teen years.
In this professional development course, you will learn about the differences between adult and child nutrition, food sensitivities, how to balance macronutrients, and how to encourage children to make positive food choices.
You will also explore issues in child nutrition, including the causes of childhood obesity and guidelines for child weight loss, as well as diet plans for special nutritional needs in children.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the practical knowledge to understand pregnancy and childhood nutritional requirements and the foundation knowledge to pursue a career as a nutritionist.
Unit 1 - Introduction to child nutrition
Scope, nature and history of nutrition
Effect of culture and family background on nutrition
Importance of nutrition in early childhood
Basic nutrients needed in a child’s diet
Key things to remember about a child’s diet
Nutrition tips for children
Unit 2 - Nutrition for pre-pregnancy
Pre-conception diet – maternal weight, maternal nutrient status
Paternal health and nutrition
Effect of nutrition of parents at conception
Making diet changes pre-conception
Unit 3 - Nutrition in pregnancy
Early pregnancy and morning sickness
Tips to help with pregnancy nausea
Nutrition through pregnancy – RDI
Caloric and fluid intake through pregnancy
Calorie demands for a pregnant woman
Foods to avoid while pregnant
Pregnancy complications that relate to nutrition (neural tube defect, morning sickness, constipation, gestational diabetes, hypertension, foetal alcohol syndrome
Unit 4 - Nutrition in infants
Feeding for the first six months
Starting on solid foods
Adequate vitamin c and iron intake in first year
Progressing with solid foods: protein, dairy, finger foods, etc
Nutrition for toddlers
Snack packs, small meals, meal alternatives, being creative, etc
Unit 5 - Nutrition in childhood
Encouraging good eating habits
Morning and afternoon snacks
Unit 6 - Nutritional concerns
Scope and nature of nutritional health for children
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.