GET CERTIFIED IN CHILDHOOD NUTRITION!
CEC / Specialization Course
Learn About the Impact of Nutrients on Growth & Development. Designed to Help Children Thrive. This course also includes pre and postnatal nutrition.
Despite awareness on the part of parents to growing rates of obesity and inactivity with children, many parents are still confused about what makes for healthy childhood nutrition. What is a healthy intake, and how do we guarantee that the food their eating is nutritionally dense?
After completing the individual Childhood Nutrition course you will receive a certificate of completion. In combination with the Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach program and/or the Holistic Nutritionist program, you will receive a diploma and the Childhood Nutrition Specialist designation. Enrolment options are listed further down this course page.
6 in 10 Children don’t meet their daily requirement of fruit
9 in 10 Children don’t meet their daily requirement of vegetables
Studies have been consistently shown that children who eat a healthy breakfast and those who have high nutrients status do better in school and report less behavioural problems than their undernourished counterparts.
Concern is rapidly on the rise over the eating habits of our children. This is in part due to the increasing rates of childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes, ADHD, over-medicated children, and autism in addition to the awareness of how the health of our youngest generation will drastically impact the future.
Many parents and caregivers find nutrition confusing, and seek information from a wide array of sources – often conflicting. It is critical that the focus on childhood nutrition grows and practitioners have solid expertise in this area.
The course begins with pre and postnatal nutrition principles and works its way through to the teen years.
This course can be completed within 8-12 weeks based on 7-10 hours per week of study time, but you may complete it sooner if you have more time available for learning. Though this course was designed to be completed within a 3 month period, you have 6 months of access in the portal ensuring those with the busiest schedules have enough time. Please be mindful of your timeline. You will receive a reminder a week before access will close and at that time you can reach out for an extension if needed.
You have a maximum of 12 months to complete the full Holistic Nutrition Coach program if you are taking this course as part of the program. All specialization courses are taken after the core program is completed.
Partial learning materials, study guides, and reference materials
Testing and exams
Full student support
Student account & access to Online Learning Portal
Online forums & live chat rooms to connect with other students
Certificate upon graduation
You must complete a lesson test after each lesson, and a proctored final exam upon completion of the course. Students must score 80% or higher to pass the course.
This course is critical not only for nutrition & health practitioners who work or are planning on working with children but is also an invaluable resource for parents, daycare staff, teachers, foster parents, coaches or children’s sports teams.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate. Upon completion of all the required courses in the Holistic Nutritionist program, you will receive an official designation and beautifully stamped diploma in the mail listing you as a Certified Nutrition & Health Coach Specializing in Childhood Nutrition. Graduates of the full program qualify for registration status and professional membership and liability insurance through various organizations including, CAIN, NANP and CEBHC.
You have 6 weeks to complete the course but may complete it sooner if time permits in your schedule.
This course can be taken after completing the Tier 1 Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach program or equivalent. If you have taken a comparable program you are welcome to submit a copy of your transcript.
Topics Covered in This Course Include:
Upon registration, you will receive a user id and password to your student account on our Online Learning Portal. Your student account is mobile responsive allowing you to study on the go from anywhere in the world!
You can learn more about what to expect from online learning in our Prospective Students resource area.
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Childhood Nutrition Essentials
Prerequisite: Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach program
This program package covers the following:
1) Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach Certification
2) Childhood Nutrition course
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Now that you have learned about the childhood nutrition course, visit the Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach page to learn more about what is included in the program portion, which in combination with the individual course, qualifies you for the Childhood Nutrition Specialist diploma.
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