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 professional development program that will educate you on nutritional requirements from pre-pregnancy through to the teen years.
In this childhood nutrition 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 - Childrens Nutrition
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
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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