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The course begins by giving you a good grounding in what nutrition actually is. Youll learn about the difference between macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients, the various categories of nutrition, why nutrition is important to a daily diet, and the different ways it creates health in a child.
From the introduction, the course moves on to look at the specifics of nutrition in children. Youll learn about the nutritional requirements of babies and children of all ages, in particular the different macro- nutrients and micro-nutrients that are particularly important for different age groups, and the food sources for each. You will also be made aware of the nutritional requirements and proportions set by the UK government.
While it can be more difficult for children raised on a primarily plant-based diet to reach all their nutritional requirements, it is possible, with the right knowledge. The course looks at vegetarian and vegan diets and the careful planning that must be applied when preparing these diets for children and breast-feeding mothers.
You will learn about food allergies and other food-related issues in children, including what a food allergy is and how it is caused, the difference between a food allergy and food sensitivity or intolerance, and how to recognise and deal with food allergies in babies and older children, along with details on how to treat them.
As children grow, their nutritional requirements change, as does their ability to choose the foods they eat. From gestation to pre-teen, the Child Nutrition Diploma Course guides you through each stage of a childs life, explaining what they need, how to encourage them to make healthy food choices as they grow, and which super foods are child-friendly, along with some cooking ideas and recipes that incorporate these foods. Also included is how to help children who become picky eaters and how to help children who have weight issues, whether they are overweight or underweight.
In addition to providing the information needed to understand child nutrition, the course also goes on to explain what it is to be an expert or consultant in child nutrition and the different ways to work in this field. Youll be guided through creating a business strategy and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. In addition, you are also provided with a blueprint for developing your own nutritional coaching format and templates for tools that you may need in your work as a child nutritionist.
The course also includes a short bonus video that delivers practical advice and quick tips that parents or consultants can use straight away.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will:
- Have a comprehensive knowledge of key nutritional requirements across all childhood ages
- Understand what constitutes a healthy diet for children
- Know the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients and the importance of both
- Understand food allergies, and how to spot and treat them
- Know what nutrients must be included in healthy plant-based diets and why
- Be confident in guiding pregnant and nursing mums on their nutritional needs and those of their (unborn) child
- Understand why children become overweight or underweight and have the tools to know how to deal with these issues on a professional basis
- Be well-versed in ways to encourage healthy habits in children and their families
- Know how to build and expand your child nutritional consulting business
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional 15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1: The Basics of Nutrition
Module 2: Nutrition Requirements for Babies and Children
Module 3: Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Module 4: Food Allergies and Other Issues in Children
Module 5: Nutrition in the Womb
Module 6: Newborn to 6 Months
Module 7: Weaning 6-12 Months
Module 8: Toddler Diets 1-5 Years
Module 9: Nutritious Eating for 6-12 Year Olds
Module 10: How to Handle Picky Eaters
Module 11: Weight Management in Children
Module 12: Superfoods
Module 13: Business Practices
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