Child Nutrition And Obesity Prevention Certification

Child Nutrition And Obesity Prevention Certification


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This course provides tools to parents and those who want to make a profession out of child nutritional consulting, which will help you to understand early years nutrition and how to adopt healthy eating habits and diets. The course helps you by giving you a good grounding in what nutrition actually is. You’ll learn about the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients, the various categories of nutrition, why nutrition is important to a daily diet, and the different ways it creates health in a child. You’ll learn about the nutritional requirements of babies and children of all ages, in particular the different macronutrients and micronutrients that are particularly important for different age groups, and the food sources for each. 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.

The above mentioned course is self study and self paced program and has been designed in a manner for you to be able to finish in 100 – 120 hours.

Course Content

Module 1: The Basics of Nutrition
Part 1 : What is Nutrition ?
Part 2 : Macronutrients
Part 3 : Micronutrients

Module 2 : Nutrition Requirements for Babies and Children
Part 1 : Why Nutrition is Important for Children
Part 2 : Nutrient Requirements for Older Babies
Part 3 : Nutritional Requirements for Toddlers
Part 4 : Nutrition Requirements for 10 – 14 Years

Module 3 : Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Part 1 : What are Vegetarians and Vegans ?
Part 2 : Vegetarian Diets for Infants and Children
Part 3 : Possible Deficits in Vegan Diets

Module 4 : Food Allergies and Other Issues in Children
Part 1 : What is a Food Allergy ?
Part 2 : How to Recognise Food Allergies in Children
Part 3 : Managing Nutritional Needs

Module 5 : Nutrition in the Womb
Part 1 : How Health Begins in the Mother’s Womb
Part 2 : Food to Eat During Pregnancy

Module 6 : Newborn to 6 Months
Part 1 : Breast Milk or Formula ?
Part 2 : Passing on Nutritional Habits

Module 7 : Weaning 6 – 12 Months
Part 1 : What is Weaning ?
Part 2 : What to Feed Baby for Good Nutrition
Part 3 : Creating Good Nutrition Habits 6 – 8 Months & 9 – 12 Months

Module 8 : Toddler Diets 1 – 5 Years
Part 1 : What Foods Toddlers Need to Eat for Good Nutrition
Part 2 : Children’s Drinking Habits

Module 9 : Nutritious Eating for 6 – 12 Year Olds
Part 1 : The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits
Part 2 : Creating Healthy School Lunches

Module 10 : How to Handle Picky Eaters
Part 1 : What is “Picky Eating”?
Part 2 : How Parents Can Help Picky Eaters

Module 11 : Weight Management in Children
Part 1 : Healthy Weight in Children
Part 2 : Weight Loss Strategies
Part 3 : Poor Weight Gain

Module 12 : Superfoods
Part 1 : What is a Superfood ?
Part 2 : Superfoods for Kids

Module 13 : Business Practices
Part 1 : The Work of a Child Nutritionist Consultant
Part 2 : Ways to Grow Your Business
Part 3 : Develop Your Nutrition Coaching Format

Pre requisites

• Should be able to read, understand and write English
• Should be over 18 years of age
• Must have Aadhar card
• Must have access to a tablet and/or laptop or smartphone


How do I know, that you are the best training provider or academy for this course?

• We have over 18 years of experience in the fitness, sports, nutrition, active leisure industry
• We are the only institute to have qualified tutors and assessors as per international standards
• We have highest quality measures for our trainings
• We offer you research based study
• We offer you flexible training format, allowing you to study from the comfort of your home, at your own pace
• You will receive excellent support throughout your training
• Our programs have industry wide acceptance
• Clients and Employers, both know that a FSSA Certificate holder has gone through rigorous assessment procedures and will offer research based quality advice, whilst remaining in their scope of practice

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you can. Please speak with one of our team members and they will guide you on how best we can support your learning.

How do I receive the study material?

Upon payment, you will receive the study material via email.

Are there any classes?

The courses have been designed in a very detailed yet simple manner. There are no classes and all these nutrition courses are self-study, self placed, distance-learning programs.

What if I need some help with a topic?

As mentioned before, these are extremely detailed and simple to understand. One of the reasons whey they are so affordable as they are not tutor led. Our assessors are always willing to give feedback in case they feel, you have not grasped a topic, when they see their answer sheet.

How long is the certificate valid for?

The certificate is valid for lifetime.

How long do I have to finish this course? How long does it take to finish this course?

Usually our learners take an average of 12 – 14 weeks to finish these courses. On an upper limit, we provide our learners 12 months.

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is an exam (home based). It is a mix of MCQS (Multiple choice questions) and short answer type. You have to complete and submit via email.

What is the assessment criteria?

At FSSA, we believe in learning and improving at every conjuncture. In MCQs you have to score minimum 80% or above and complete all short answers 100%. In case there is some feedback on short answers, our competent assessors shall send you detailed feedback and you will simply have to resend the completed assessment. There is no fee for this.

Can I provide counseling to clients? What do I call myself? What is my scope of practice?

Yes, upon completing any or all of these courses you may consult clients and charge a professional fee(s).

Code of ethical conduct for a nutrition advisor by FSSA:
• Act in the best interest of clients
• Maintain high standards of scientific integrity in your career
• Work within you scope of practice
• Never diagnose and/or prescribe.
• Keep up to date with developments in the nutrition field
• Maintain client confidentiality
• Avoid misleading information
• Comply with relevant legislation
• Communicate effectively with clients
• Be objective, fair, balanced and proportionate in professional statement or recommendations made
• Maintain highest standards od conduct and behaviour in all areas of business/life
• Where requires and appropriate, maintain accurate client records including evidence of having gained informed consent
• Always refer to a specialist when in doubt
• Do not call yourself a dietician but a nutrition advisor/counselor
• Do not deal with clients who have eating disorders, instead refer to a specialist