Child Nutrition Diploma Course

Certified Course
Accredited Course

Course Information

13 Modules
Lifetime Access
1 Videos
Study Group Access


0% Payment Plan Available
US$12.42 + 6 monthly payments of US$24.25
Select Payment Plan at Basket
Have a coupon?
What Will You Learn?

A healthy diet actually begins in the womb, but it is built on throughout our lives. However, at no time is this more important than in childhood. This course provides tools to parents and those who want to make a profession out of child nutritional consulting, which will help you to understand early years nutrition and how to adopt healthy eating habits and diets.

The course begins by giving you a good grounding in what nutrition actually is. You’ll learn about the difference between macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients, the various categories of nutrition, why nutrition is important to a daily diet, and the different ways it creates health in a child.

From the introduction, the course moves on to look at the specifics of nutrition in children. You’ll learn about the nutritional requirements of babies and children of all ages, in particular the different macro- nutrients and micro-nutrients that are particularly important for different age groups, and the food sources for each. You will also be made aware of the nutritional requirements and proportions set by the UK government.

While it can be more difficult for children raised on a primarily plant-based diet to reach all their nutritional requirements, it is possible, with the right knowledge. The course looks at vegetarian and vegan diets and the careful planning that must be applied when preparing these diets for children and breast-feeding mothers.

You will learn about food allergies and other food-related issues in children, including what a food allergy is and how it is caused, the difference between a food allergy and food sensitivity or intolerance, and how to recognise and deal with food allergies in babies and older children, along with details on how to treat them.

As children grow, their nutritional requirements change, as does their ability to choose the foods they eat. From gestation to pre-teen, the Child Nutrition Diploma Course guides you through each stage of a child’s life, explaining what they need, how to encourage them to make healthy food choices as they grow, and which “super foods” are child-friendly, along with some cooking ideas and recipes that incorporate these foods. Also included is how to help children who become “picky eaters” and how to help children who have weight issues, whether they are overweight or underweight.

In addition to providing the information needed to understand child nutrition, the course also goes on to explain what it is to be an expert or consultant in child nutrition and the different ways to work in this field. You’ll be guided through creating a business strategy and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. In addition, you are also provided with a blueprint for developing your own nutritional coaching format and templates for tools that you may need in your work as a child nutritionist.

The course also includes a short bonus video that delivers practical advice and quick tips that parents or consultants can use straight away.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of key nutritional requirements across all childhood ages
  • Understand what constitutes a healthy diet for children
  • Know the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients and the importance of both
  • Understand food allergies, and how to spot and treat them
  • Know what nutrients must be included in healthy plant-based diets and why
  • Be confident in guiding pregnant and nursing mums on their nutritional needs and those of their (unborn) child
  • Understand why children become overweight or underweight and have the tools to know how to deal with these issues on a professional basis
  • Be well-versed in ways to encourage healthy habits in children and their families
  • Know how to build and expand your child nutritional consulting business
Child Nutrition Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Certified Course
Accredited Course
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Nutrition?
  • Part 2: Macronutrients
  • Part 3: Micronutrients
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why Nutrition is Important for Children
  • Part 2: Nutrient Requirements for Older Babies
  • Part 3: Nutritional Requirements for Toddlers
  • Part 4: Nutrition Requirements for 10-14 Years
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are Vegetarians and Vegans?
  • Part 2: Vegetarian Diets for Infants and Children
  • Part 3: Possible Deficits in Vegan Diets
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Food Allergy?
  • Part 2: How to Recognise Food Allergies in Children
  • Part 3: Managing Nutritional Needs
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: How Health Begins in the Mother’s Womb
  • Part 2: Food to Eat During Pregnancy
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Breast Milk or Formula?
  • Part 2: Passing on Nutritional Habits
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Weaning?
  • Part 2: What to Feed Baby for Good Nutrition
  • Part 3: Creating Good Nutrition Habits 6-8 Months & 9-12 Months
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Foods Toddlers Need to Eat for Good Nutrition
  • Part 2: Children’s Drinking Habits
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits
  • Part 2: Creating Healthy School Lunches
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is “Picky Eating”?
  • Part 2: How Parents Can Help Picky Eaters
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Healthy Weight in Children
  • Part 2: Weight Loss Strategies
  • Part 3: Poor Weight Gain
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Superfood?
  • Part 2: Superfoods for Kids
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Work of a Child Nutritionist Consultant
  • Part 2: Ways to Grow Your Business
  • Part 3: Develop Your Nutrition Coaching Format
  • Conclusion
  • Module 13 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is aimed at anyone who is involved with the nutrition of children and pregnant women. As a parent, the course will empower you to make the best nutritional choices for you and your children. As someone interested in building a business based on child nutritional consulting, you will gain fundamental knowledge of the nutritional needs of children at all stages, up to 12 year of age, and how to start and grow your business.

Child Nutrition Diploma Course

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

A State of the Art
Learning Experience

We provide a state of the art online learning platform, accessible from anywhere, learning available 24/7.

  • Access Your Personalised Course Library

    View your courses in your online course library.

  • On-the-go Learning

    Learn on your mobile, tablet, laptop or via audio.

  • Join our thriving online community

    Over 1 million learners.

  • Lifetime access

    Learn in your own time at your own pace.

A State of the Art Learning Experience
Don’t just take our word for it
Richard Neftin
Richard Neftin
You are on top of it in terms of getting my courses to me and communicating. I appreciate the structure of your website and how accessible and easy to maneuver around in it. Cheers. 5 stars!
Kim Milich
Kim Milich
Centre of Excellence have been fantastic! I am really enjoying my course and finding the materials and videos really helpful. I would highly recommend Centre of Excellence.
Marianna D
Marianna D
The Spiritual Life Coach course was informative and easy to follow. I feel like it's a unique course and I'm proud to have this certificate in my profile now!
Spiritual courses are a great resource and provide an excellent foundation for moving forward on your spiritual journey.
Paul Routledge
Paul Routledge
Brilliant set of courses. I recently completed an Egyptology course with them and was so impressed I enrolled into Greek mythology diploma. (I'm doing a masters in classical studies so the Greek mythology course will help). I'd recommend them to anyone who wants to learn new things at their own pace
Bellinda Dunn
Bellinda Dunn
A great range of programs. Likeable and informative presenters. Found the course really reassuring and helpful.
Ed Hove
Ed Hove
Great information. I can take more courses if I get time and money to continue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find the answers to the questions that we get asked the most regarding Centre of Excellence

There is no time limit for completing your course it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All of our courses vary in length but most of our courses will take you between 50 - 250 hours to complete. The length of this course can be found in the Accreditations section above.

Once purchased your course is located in your Learning Centre on our website. Please log in using the same email address that you used when you purchased your course.

You can purchase a printed copy of your course materials at the checkout or from within your Learning Centre at any time after purchasing your course.

This week's Top Sellers

7K People Enrolled
Mindful Nutrition Diploma Course
4K People Enrolled
Clinical Weight Loss Coach Diploma
5K People Enrolled
Eating Psychology Coach Diploma Course

Eating Psychology Coach Diploma Course

10 Modules

0% Finance
Was US$369.30 SAVE US$211.39
View Course
9K People Enrolled
Raw Food Nutritionist Diploma Course

Raw Food Nutritionist Diploma Course

14 Modules

10 Videos

0% Finance
Was US$369.30 SAVE US$211.39
View Course
2K People Enrolled
Body Love Diploma Course

Body Love Diploma Course

12 Modules

0% Finance
View Course

Related News

Journaling - More Than a Diary

Journaling - More Than a Diary

Whether used as a creative outlet or an emotional release, journaling is a powerful self-improvement tool that anyone can harness... Read More

Vegan Keto: What it is and Why You Should Try

Vegan Keto: What it is and Why You Should Try

Are you motivated to lose weight, heal your body, and increase your energy? Following a vegan keto diet can start you down the pa... Read More

Vegan Keto Recipes and 5-Day Meal Plan

Vegan Keto Recipes and 5-Day Meal Plan

Quick, easy, and tasty - our 5-day meal plan takes the guesswork out of following a vegan ketogenic diet. There are many vegan ke... Read More

Safeguarding Children: What it Means & Why it's Important

Safeguarding Children: What it Means & Why it's Important

The term safeguarding refers to the procedures that are in place to ensure that the human rights, health and wellbeing of individ... Read More

Child Nutrition Diploma Course
Child Nutrition Diploma Course
Child Nutrition Diploma Course
Certified Course
Accredited Course
1K Users Enrolled