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Certificate Course in Maternal and Child Nutrition

4.5/5
  • Evaluate nutritional needs of mothers and children
  • Understand the nutritional requirements in pregnancy and during lactation
  • Learn the nutritional and feeding requirements of pre-term and full-term infants
  • Apply nutritional principles to optimize growth and development of children of various age groups
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Certificate Course in Maternal and Child Nutrition
4.5/5
Key Features
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    Evaluate nutritional needs of mothers and children
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    Understand the nutritional requirements in pregnancy and during lactation
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    Learn the nutritional and feeding requirements of pre-term and full-term infants
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    Apply nutritional principles to optimize growth and development of children of various age groups
  •  Course Duration
    3 Months
  •  Next Batch Date
    20th Sep 2021
5,000*

*Statutory taxes and levies not included. Taxes will be applied on checkout. Rates may vary based on management discretion.

Course Description

This course will provide the student with the knowledge and competencies required to manage the nutritional requirements and challenges during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and childhood until adolescence. The nine months of pregnancy represent the most significant phase of growth and development in humans. Nutrition is one of the modifiable factors which impacts how well the growth and development processes occur during pregnancy. In the first module, you will learn about the role of nutrition in fostering fetal growth, development, and long-term health. This section will also discuss weight-gain recommendations and consider common problems during pregnancy that can be managed with nutritional remedies.

The second module will cover the period of infancy. Rapid growth during the first year of life is the hallmark of infancy when compared to all other ages. Growth occurs most rapidly from birth to 6 months of age than at any other period in the life cycle. This section will discuss how nutrition is an essential component in the complex development of infants. The third module will focus on growth and development in children and adolescents and their relationships to nutritional status. You will learn how to manage various nutritional challenges seen in children and adolescents.  This course is relevant to nutrition and other healthcare professionals who manage pregnant women and children.

What you will learn?

Module 1: Nutrition in Pregnancy

• Introduction
• Factors Affecting Pregnancy Outcomes
• Pregnancy Weight Gain
• Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy and Lactation
• Nutritional Care at Various Stages of Pregnancy
• Healthy Dietary Patterns for Pregnancy
• Complications of Pregnancy Impacting Nutritional Status and Their Management

Module 2: Nutrition in Infants

• Introduction
• Assessment of Newborn Health
• Parenting
• Recommendations for Feeding Infants
• Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
• Common Nutritional Issues and Concerns
• Safety Issues Around Feeding

Module 3: Nutrition in Children and Adolescents

• Introduction
• Growth and Development
• Nutritional and Energy Requirements
• Vitamins and Minerals
• Nutrition-Related Problems in Childhood
• Physical Activity
• Nutrition in Adolescence
• Normal Physical Growth and Development
• Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) in adolescents
• Energy and Nutrient Requirements
• Eating Disorders in adolescents

Course Eligibility: Nutritionists, Doctors (all streams), Nurses, and other healthcare professionals interested in Maternal and Child Nutrition.

Course validity: 4 months. There will be an extra charge for the extension of the course validity.

Certification:  On successfully completing all the learning modules, you will receive: Certificate in Maternal and Child Nutrition

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5,000*

*Statutory taxes and levies not included. Taxes will be applied on checkout. Rates may vary based on management discretion.

Accreditation Partner(s)
Faculty
Faculty
Dr Haritha Shyam
4.7

Chief Dietician, Apollo Hospitals,

Next Batch Start Date 20th Sep 2021

Course Duration

3 Months

Faculty

Faculty
Dr Haritha Shyam
4.7

Chief Dietician, Apollo Hospitals,

Accreditation Partner(s)

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