This course will arm students with the most powerful weapon of all, knowledge, which when used correctly can and will combat the threat of childhood malnutrition and help to ensure the well-being of the youth of today. This highly rewarding practical course is available to anyone wishing to learn more about child nutrition, health and well-being from either a personal and/or professional perspective. Whether you are looking to understand and adopt healthier choices for your child or family, implement a new lifestyle balance for your whole family or embark on a new rewarding career in Child Nutrition, this course is perfect for you.
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8 Live Interactive Lessons
8 hours +
In this lesson the basics of nutrition are explored with a detailed examination of the food pyramid and food groups. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of food portion and nutritional requirements during pregnancy.
Breast Feeding/Bottle Feeding
In this lesson the merits for and against both headings are explored in detail so that the student will be fully informed. The ultimate choices depend on both personal preferences and the material facts and this module allows for those decisions.
Feeding issues can create many sleepless nights and heartache for both parent and child. Often times the underlying causes can be readily identified and overcome. This lesson explores many of the most frequent causes such as Colic, Reflux, Constipation and Hungry Baby.
Weaning 6-12 Months
This stage for many parents is untraveled territory, and even if previously travelled, it can be problematic. This lesson focuses on attempting to ensure this period is the joyous time it is supposed to be rather than the opposite.
Toddler Diet 1-5 Years
With child obesity and dietary health problems at all-time highs this heading is absolutely crucial. During this lesson the student explores headings such as Healthy Eating and Food Groups, Food Portions, Physical Activity and Drinks & Snacks.
Toddler Diet 5-12 Years
This lesson is very much a continuation of lesson 5 though specific to the ages of 5-12 where temptations can increase and dietary matters can come the fore.
The final lesson ensures you understand all core topics and is exclusively focussed on applying those principles in a healthy, maintainable manner long term. We explore areas such as obesity, portion control, anthropometrics, reward systems and we provide many practical tips.