Pediatric Nutrition 101
Pediatric Nutrition 101 is a new 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 DC 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 is estimated to take between 6-8 hours to complete. The certificate of completion will indicate 6.0 Credit Hours once you have successfully completed the program.
Your purchase entitles you to unlimited access to course materials for 90 days from the date you register. Extensions will not be granted.
For details on how to purchase groups of students or interns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Discounted rates are also available members of the DC Pediatric Nutrition Network. Contact the Network Chair for more information.
Note: To succeed in this course, complete the FREE https://www.dietitians.ca/Advocacy/Interprofessional-Collaborations-(1)/WHO-Growth-Charts course from Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society before enrolling into Pediatric Nutrition 101. It consists of five modules, each 45-60 minutes in length. This training is critical to developing foundational knowledge on reading and assessing growth charts.