Child & Adolescent Nutrition

Child & Adolescent Nutrition Course

Self Study: £135 Tutored: £295

A Distance Learning Diploma Course of 10 Lessons

Child & Adolescent Nutrition Course

To optimise the physical and mental development of infants and young children, it is imperative that a nutritious, healthy and balanced diet is followed. Different stages of the life cycle shape nutrient needs. This Child & Adolescent Nutrition course provides an in-depth introduction to the theory behind child nutrition, covering the nutrient needs throughout childhood (from newborn to adolescents up to the age of 19 years) and offering practical advice on food preparation, maintaining a healthy weight and encouraging physical activity.

Presented in 10 lessons, the differing nutrient needs of each age group are highlighted, providing a balanced eating pattern for each age, incorporating macronutrient and micronutrient requirements, common problems that can present themselves at any age, such as food intolerances, food allergies and childhood obesity, as well as common problems that occur in specific age groups, such as fussy eating in the toddler years to eating disorders in adolescents.

Select your currency:


To pay by instalments, click here.

Clear
Category:

Subjects included in the Course

• Introduction to the balanced diet
• The five food groups
• Macronutrients
• Influences of food preferences and food choice
• Infant nutrition from 0-12 months
• Benefits of breastfeeding
• Infant formula
• Weaning
• Nutrition in childcare settings
• Nutrition for primary school children
• Importance of breakfast
• Energy and concentration
• Lunchbox ideas

• School lunches
• Meal planning
• Nutrition for 10-19 year olds
• Growth spurts
• Body image
• Health complications
• Preventative measures
• Vitamin A, D and E
• Essential fatty acids
• Micronutrients
• Nutritional needs of pre-school children
• Nutrition for growth
• Age appropriate eating patterns

• Tips on preparing meals
• Leading by example
• Picky eaters
• Food and the brain
• Food and behaviour
• Sugar and mood
• Food allergies
• Food intolerances
• Food and symptom diary
• Anorexia Nervosa
• Bulimia Nervosa
• Childhood obesity
• Safe weight loss

Who should take this Child & Adolescent Nutrition Course?

The course is a ‘stand alone’ programme aimed at all students/therapists wishing to obtain greater knowledge in child nutrition. No previous experience is required as the course introduces appropriate basic material.

Child & Adolescent Nutrition Course Outcome

This course leads to a Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification. See our Accreditation Page for the list of ‘independent accrediting bodies’ who approve and accredit our courses in the UK and around the World.

About Our Child & Adolescent Nutrition Course Writer – Zerlina Mastin

Zerlina Mastin has a BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics from Kings College London, and an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Zerlina has over 10 years experience working in the health and nutrition sector, initially working as a dietitian within the NHS before turning to freelance nutrition. As a Registered Nutritionist with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), Zerlina is the author of ‘Nutrition for Dancers’. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration number DT14696, British Dietic Association (BDA) membership number 19508.

 

Course Tutor and writer of our Clinical Nutrition and Advanced Nutrition Courses, Antony J. Edwards, has written an article entitled “Obesity – A briefing for Complementary Therapists” where he discusses the implications of the spiralling obesity problem. The article also suggests that Holistic Therapists have an ‘important role’ to play in combating the problem, by offering Nutritional advice to their clients.

Child & Adolescent Nutrition Course Instalments

Instalment fees in £GBP

Tutored: Single payment of £295
or £95 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of £50.

Self Study: Single payment of £135
or £35 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of £25.

Instalment fees in $USD

Tutored: Single payment of $590
or $190 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $100

Self Study: Single payment of $270
or $70 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $50.

More Information

If you need more information about our Child & Adolescent Nutrition Courses, please complete the form:

Name

Email

Contact Telephone Number (optional)

Country

Course Name

Message

Note: Add our domain (naturalhealthcourses.com) to your email safe/white list to make sure you receive our reply straight to your inbox not your junk/spam folder!