Children’s Nutrition Course Online

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Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Our children’s nutrition course will enable you understand all aspects of childhood nutrition and deal with them.  You can study child nutrition course online with flexible home based learning. Learn what makes a health diet for prenatal mothers, children and teenagers. It is an ideal child nutrition course for parents, allied health workers and people working with children in the child care industry.

This course is suitable for:

  • nutritionists wanting to learn more about children’s nutrition
  • parents
  • child care workers
  • allied health workers
  • anyone with an interest in children’s nutrition

On completion students receive a CLC Certificate in Children’s Nutrition.

Children’s Nutrition Course Aims:

  • Discuss the nature and scope of developing nutrition for children according to their backgrounds and needs.
  • Explain the various nutritional needs of the mother and father before pregnancy.
  • Explain the various nutritional needs of the mother and child during pregnancy.
  • Explain various nutritional needs of infants from birth to age two.
  • Explain various nutritional aspects of growing children addressing various issues and concerns.
  • Identify concerns in the diets of children and adolescents and overcoming them.
  • Lists ways to encourage healthy eating behaviour in children.
  • Explain some of the common issues such as food sensitivities in child nutrition.
  • Explain causes and guidelines to overcoming childhood obesity.
  • Develop a list diet outlines for healthy children and special diet plans for children with special nutritional needs.


Detailed Course Outline

Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

Introduction to Child Nutrition

  • Scope, Nature and History of Nutrition
  • Effect of Culture and Family Background on Nutrition
  • Importance of Nutrition in Early Childhood
  • Basic Nutrients needed in a Child’s Diet
  • Key things to Remember about a Child’s Diet
  • Nutrition Tips for Children

Nutrition for Pre-Pregnancy

  • Pre Conception Diet: Maternal Weight, Maternal Nutrient Status
  • Paternal Health and Nutrition
  • Affect of Nutrition of Parents at Conception
  • Making Diet Changes Pre Conception

Nutrition in Pregnancy

  • Early Pregnancy and Morning Sickness
  • Tips to Help with Pregnancy Nausea
  • Nutrition through Pregnancy, RDIs
  • Caloric and Fluid Intake through Pregnancy
  • Calorie Demands for a Pregnant Woman
  • Foods to Avoid While Pregnant
  • Hyper vitaminosis
  • Pregnancy Complications that Relate to Nutrition (Neural Tube Defect, Morning Sickness, Constipation, Gastrointestinal diabetes, Hypertension, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Nutrition in Infants

  • Breastfeeding
  • Formula Feeding
  • Feeding for the first six months
  • Starting on Solid Foods
  • Adequate Vitamin C and Iron Intake in first year
  • Progressing with Solid Foods: protein, dairy, finger foods, etc
  • Nutrition for Toddlers
  • Snack Packs, Small Meals, Meal Alternatives, Being creative, etc
  • Allergens
  • Weaning

Nutrition in Childhood

  • Caloric Intake
  • Mineral Intake
  • Vitamin Intake
  • Encouraging Good Eating Habits
  • Breakfast
  • Morning and Afternoon Snacks
  • Packed Lunches
  • Eating Habits
  • Puberty

Nutritional Concerns

  • Scope and Nature of Nutritional Health for Children
  • Healthy Snacks and Rehydration
  • Underweight
  • Malnutrition
  • Anaemia or Iron Deficiency
  • Dental Care
  • Eating Disorders : Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating
  • Fast Food and Junk Food

Healthy Eating Behaviour

  • Influencing Children’s Eating
  • Teaching Healthy Eating to Children
  • Health Snack Ideas
  • Childhood Food Sensitivities
  • Food Intolerance
  • Food Allergies
  • Relevant Research
  • Food and Autism
  • Food and Child Behavioural Problems
  • Diagnosing Sensitivities : skin test, blood test, diet

Issues in Child Nutrition

  • Project-based Learning: Develop a presentation to be given to a group of families, where a child has been recently diagnosed with an illness/disease of your choice.
  • The purpose of the presentation is to inform families and sufferers about the disease, and to provide clear, simple guidelines for dietary intervention to improve health, correct the condition or prevent deterioration in health.

Childhood Obesity

  • Cause of Childhood Obesity
  • What is Unhealthy about Childhood Obesity?
  • Guidelines for Child Weight Loss

Diet Plans

  • Special Nutritional Needs
  • Childhood Diabetes
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
  • Normal Eating Habits for Children

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Jodie Walpole Bachelor of Applied Science (Food & Nutrition), Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching

    Jodie is a qualified Nutritionist and Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching.  Jodie brings to Careerline over 15 years corporate nutrition and health experience as a result of working for several large multinational food and beverage companies.  Jodie is passionate about all aspects of nutrition, health and wellness with particular interest in weight management and childhood obesity.   More recently Jodie completed her Advanced Practitioner of Life Coaching course and is a certified Life Coach with hours of practical experience.  As a Life Coach Jodie enjoys working with clients to close the gap between where they are currently in their lives and where they want to be.  Jodie is also an experienced tutor enjoying the challenge of working with students to reach their full potential.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.