CERTIFICATE OF CHILDHOOD DIET & NUTRITION - Correspondence or eCourse option
NUTRITION FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Comprehensive and practical, this course will ensure you feel confident that your child is or children in your care are getting the best start to life. This course offers a rare insight into Childhood Nutrition that you are unlikely to find elsewhere. Covering birth to adolescence, all you need to know about early nutrition and healthy eating is in this course. A detailed course with 36 hours equivalent study, it can be completed in less than the 18 weeks if you are able to set aside more than two hours a week for study or you can use the flexible extension options for more time if required.
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36 hours of study
30* CPE points from ATMS; 18 CPE points from NHAA and may be eligible for PME points (AAMT). All students receive a Certificate of Attainment with relevant accrediting logos.
Distance course: $399.00
eCourse option: $350 (provided completely online in your own Student Portal)
Yes for two or more students
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Also, available in NZ via our partner Parents Centre NZ!
What influences our child’s eating habits?
How do I establish positive eating habits for my children?
How can you tell when a child is eating well?
Principles of a good diet
How are our children faring?
Nutrition and diet
Introduction to the Australian dietary guidelines for the young
Updates on food groups and pyramids
The five food groups
Classification of nutrients
Development of the digestive system in babies
Basic concepts and functions of digestion
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN BABIES AND CHILDREN
Regulation of hunger and satiety (fullness)
Importance of physical activity
How does food poisoning occur?
Hazardous foods and food safety
Cooling and reheating foods safely
Cleanliness and safety
Foods and safe eating in early childhood
Health and nutritional benefits of breastfeeding for baby
Milk production and stage of breastmilk
Changes in breastmilk during feeding
Baby’s growth and development
Maternal influences on breastmilk - diet, caffeine, alcohol, smoking and foods
Allergies and the breastfed infant
Caring for breastmilk
Infant formulas for feeding baby
Types of formula, terminology and choosing
Whole cow’s milk for infant feeding
The importance of iron for infants
Feeding premature babies
NURTURING HEALTHY EATING HABITS
When to start solids
Signs of readiness for solids
Introducing solids in pre-term infants
How long does it take to introduce solids?
Starting out- What foods to start with
What foods at what age?
Quantity and frequency of food
Foods not suitable for infants and toddlers
Moving toward meal routines
Fluids, fruit juice and milk
Home-made vs. commercial baby foods
The importance of lumpy foods
What to do when bub say 'thanks, but no thanks'
DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Ensuring adequate food intake
Highlight on dietary guidelines ‘Children and adolescents need sufficient nutritious foods to grow and develop normally
Growth in young children and adolescents
A hungry child
NUTRIENTS IN OUR FOODS
Are carbohydrates that complex?
Reading food labels for sugar content
Glycaemic Index (GI and Glycaemic Load (GL))
Complex carbohydrates and fibre
Highlight on dietary guidelines ‘Eat plenty of cereals (including breads, rice, pasta and noodles), preferably wholegrain’ Suggestions for including cereals and meeting the requirements Introduction to dietary fats
Essential fatty acids
Omega fatty acids
Highlight on dietary guidelines ‘Care should be taken to limit saturated fat and moderate total fat intake (low fat diets are not suitable for infants)’ Dietary fat requirements for children and adolescents
Problems with low-fat diets in young children
Sources of dietary protein
Protein requirements for the young
Fruit and vegetables
Highlight on dietary guidelines ‘Eat plenty of vegetables, legume and fruits’ Plant compounds - what is ORAC?
What are legumes?
Highlight on dietary guidelines
‘Choose water as a drink’
Fruit juice and health issues and tooth decay
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Functions in the body
Deficiency signs of vitamin C
Foods dense in nutrients
Fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E and K)
Recommended intake in childhood and adolescents (as adequate intake figures or AI)
Highlight on dietary guidelines ‘Include milks, yoghurt or alternatives’ Sodium
Highlight on dietary guidelines ‘Choose foods low in salt’
Antioxidants and free radicals
Superfoods and foods as supplementsHow can you tell if your child is nutrient deficient?
Supplements for children
CREATING HEALTHY EATING HABITS IN CHILDREN
Development of eating patterns
How do taste preferences develop?
How learning happens
INFLUENCES OVER EATING PATTERNS AND EATING CONCERNS
The influence of parents
Suggestions for encouraging healthy eating habits
The influence of television
Children in daycare
Eating patterns of concern
What is fussy eating?
Causes of food fussiness
The importance of introducing ‘lumpy’ foods
Suggestions for coping with food rejection
Picky eaters and food neophobia
Strategies to reduce the health impact of food neophobia
Encouraging children to the stuff they don't like
HEALTH AND EATING HABITS
Diet, nutrition and teeth
Iron deficiency and anaemia in children
Example meals that meet the RDI of iron
The vegetarian child
Allergies and intolerances - lactose and gluten
Identifying food allergies
Peanut and cows' milk protein allergy
Food additives and health
Some common problem additives
Pesticides and other chemicals
Nutrition and behaviour
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Nutrients and hyperactivity
What does the research say about food substances and hyperactivity?
Overweight, obesity, dieting and physical activity in childhood
The role of ‘extra foods’
Children and dieting
The importance of being active
Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa
Signs and signals of eating disorders
What causes eating disorders?
Where to go for help
Sports nutrition for sporty kids
Planning for events
Supplements and children
CREATING AND PLANNING HEALTHY MEALS
Meal planning for children
Applying servings to meals
Calories vs nutrients
Evaluating serving sizes and intake
Infants: serving requirements
Toddlers: serving size requirements
Preschoolers and children: serving size requirements
Diet assessment for adolescents
What techniques work and why
Using your simple charts
Being a discerning ‘feeder’
Learning how to read food labels
Simple formula for identifying high-fat products
I have really enjoyed this course and I think I will do the Paediatric course next, in fact I would like to do all of them I have enjoyed it so much!
Lee, Papamoa, NZ
As a naturopath, this has been a great course for me professionally but also personally as I am expecting a baby in October. I am looking forward to doing the Paediatric course next.
What I enjoyed most about the course was the relevance it carried in relation to my own life (being a mother of two).. and ... the fact that it was distance learning and I could work at my own pace... I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Kathryn Clarkin, Mother of two
This course was so easy to absorb the information from. Well done with writing it I am lucky (very) to have found it (the course). Also thank for helping and setting me up, I am extremely happy with this and have told a lot of people about my experience!
Charmaine Brown, Sydney
Great content... and it was easy learning with the study guide. The staff were really helpful and offered support throughout my study of this course...
Emma Donnan, Teacher
It's almost like every time I picked up my text to do some study I am awestruck with amazing information. I have learnt so much about how to feed my baby and toddler. I wish I had enrolled earlier.
Name withheld for personal reasons
As a nanny I found this course to be very informative. I began implementing aspects of the course to my job before I had finished studying the first section.
Reenah Lampert, Sydney