Every parent knows the struggle of trying to convince kids to eat healthily; it seems that the greener the food, the more they fight it. Nevertheless, making sure children get the right nutrition in their early years is of vital importance for their bone strength, cognitive development, as well as to reduce the risk of chronic disease later in life. As the awareness of the importance of healthy eating in childhood grows, so does the demand for nutritional professionals who can help children create good dietary habits that will last a lifetime.
Discover how to help children create good nutritional habits that will last a lifetime
Studying child nutrition can open you up to a variety of careers including clinical nutrition, sports and exercise, health coaching, and many more. You don’t need any previous experience to enrol on the course, just a desire to get stuck in! You’ll cover everything from healthy eating during pregnancy, to nutritional guidelines and labelling. You’ll explore the benefits of breast and bottle feeding, the best techniques when it comes to weaning, and how to plan meals for children and adolescents as they grow. You’ll also expand your knowledge of exercise and fitness, allowing you to provide advice that focuses on whole-body health.