Pediatric Nutrition 101 is an online course covering the core areas of pediatric feeding and nutrition in infants, children and youth from 0-18 years. Topics include breastfeeding, infant formula use, normal pediatric nutrition, nutrition assessment and a review of common pediatric nutrition issues.
Pediatric Nutrition 101 was developed by a group of expert pediatric nutrition leaders from the Dietitians of Canada Pediatric Nutrition Network (DCPNN). It is designed for undergraduate, practicum and graduate students/stagiaires, practicing dietitians who wish to hone their skills in this important area of practice and other health care professionals with a special interest in pediatric nutrition.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of nutritional principles, feeding, nutrient requirements and nutritional assessment in the field of pediatric nutrition.
- Synthesize and apply knowledge in order to provide the most current nutrition information to families of infants, children and youth.
- Develop nutrition care plans using the nutrition care process for pediatric clients with the following common medical conditions: growth faltering, constipation, food allergies and iron-deficiency anemia.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of how psychosocial, financial and cultural factors affect families and children, and the importance of the interprofessional team in their management
The course features evidence review with specific practice guidance; videos, case studies, quiz questions and links to additional resources to enhance your learning. There is an end of course exam, where after 80% is achieved a personal certificate of completion becomes available.
This course supports learning (Knows and Knows How) related to some aspects of the following ICDEPs version 3.0:
1. Food and Nutrition Expertise
1.03: Apply understanding of human nutrition and metabolism
1.04: Apply understanding of dietary requirements and guidelines
1.05: Apply understanding of dietary practices
1.06: Integrate nutrition care principles and practices
2. Professionalism and Ethics
2.04: Employ a client-centred approach
3. Communication and Collaboration
3.01: Use appropriate communication approaches
3.05: Use effective interpersonal skills
5. Nutrition Care
5.01: Conduct nutrition assessment
5.02: Determine nutrition diagnosis
5.03: Plan nutrition intervention(s)
5.05: Monitor intervention(s) and evaluate achievement of nutrition goals
Note: Built into this course is free access to the WHO Growth Charts Training modules from Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society. You should review the modules before you proceed to complete the Pediatric Nutrition 101. There are five modules, each 45-60 minutes in length. This training is critical to developing foundational knowledge on reading and assessing growth charts.
This course is estimated to take between 6 to 8 hours to complete. The certificate of completion will indicate 6.0 Credit Hours once you have successfully completed the program and will reflect completion of both the WHO Growth Chart Training modules and the Pediatric Nutrition 101 course.
DC Member: $105.00
DC Non-Member: $210.00
DC Student Member: $52.50
Your purchase entitles you to unlimited access to course materials for 90 days from the date you register. You may purchase a 30-day extension here.
Contact email@example.com for more details on how to purchase this course for more than one person. Discounted rates are available for groups of students, stagiaires and interns.