Child & Adolescent Nutrition

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.

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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

A Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification is awarded on successful completion of this course. 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 dietician within the NHS before turning to freelance nutrition. A Registered Dietitian with the British Dietetic Association and Health Professions Council, Zerlina is also the author of ‘Nutrition for Dancers’. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration number DT14696, British Dietetic 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 Feedback

Isle of Wight, England

Great courses, and, as usual, I find that my learning really does improve with each one that I complete. They really are very well put together and extremely well written; also they deal with everything that is essential. Content is still substantial, but without the padding or fuss pot time wasting that characterises so many other course providers.

The courses are ‘real’ and worth something when they are completed. Prices are also very good, and I feel that the School of Natural Health Sciences is a beacon of light in a confused and difficult world.

Most people, and institutions, just want to put barriers in front of people to prevent them ever really attaining anything. I have had to go through a lot of that (College and University) and most of it was an expensive waste of time.

The School of Natural Health Sciences is there, good value, and no nonsense. You can’t ask for more than that. I will be buying another course package with you soon.

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 £50 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of £50.

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 $100 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of $100.

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