Child Nutrition & Obesity Prevention

Child Nutrition & Obesity Prevention


2157 people enrolled

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 helps you by giving you a good grounding in what nutrition actually is. You’ll learn about the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients, the various categories of nutrition, why nutrition is important to a daily diet, and the different ways it creates health in a child. You’ll learn about the nutritional requirements of babies and children of all ages, in particular the different macronutrients and micronutrients that are particularly important for different age groups, and the food sources for each. 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.

The above mentioned course is self study and self paced program and has been designed in a manner for you to be able to finish in 100 – 120 hours.

Module 1: The Basics of Nutrition
Part 1 : What is Nutrition ?
Part 2 : Macronutrients
Part 3 : Micronutrients

Module 2 : Nutrition Requirements for Babies and Children
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 3 : Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Part 1 : What are Vegetarians and Vegans ?
Part 2 : Vegetarian Diets for Infants and Children
Part 3 : Possible Deficits in Vegan Diets

Module 4 : Food Allergies and Other Issues in Children
Part 1 : What is a Food Allergy ?
Part 2 : How to Recognise Food Allergies in Children
Part 3 : Managing Nutritional Needs

Module 5 : Nutrition in the Womb
Part 1 : How Health Begins in the Mother’s Womb
Part 2 : Food to Eat During Pregnancy

Module 6 : Newborn to 6 Months
Part 1 : Breast Milk or Formula ?
Part 2 : Passing on Nutritional Habits

Module 7 : Weaning 6 – 12 Months
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 8 : Toddler Diets 1 – 5 Years
Part 1 : What Foods Toddlers Need to Eat for Good Nutrition
Part 2 : Children’s Drinking Habits

Module 9 : Nutritious Eating for 6 – 12 Year Olds
Part 1 : The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits
Part 2 : Creating Healthy School Lunches

Module 10 : How to Handle Picky Eaters
Part 1 : What is “Picky Eating”?
Part 2 : How Parents Can Help Picky Eaters

Module 11 : Weight Management in Children
Part 1 : Healthy Weight in Children
Part 2 : Weight Loss Strategies
Part 3 : Poor Weight Gain

Module 12 : Superfoods
Part 1 : What is a Superfood ?
Part 2 : Superfoods for Kids

Module 13 : Business Practices
Part 1 : The Work of a Child Nutritionist Consultant
Part 2 : Ways to Grow Your Business
Part 3 : Develop Your Nutrition Coaching Format

• Should be able to read, understand and write English
• Should be over 18 years of age
• Must have Aadhar card
• Must have access to a tablet and/or laptop or smartphone

Is this available anywhere in the world?

We provide our distance learning programs all around the world. Wherever you are located you may study with us, no attendance is necessary. Our coursework is provided in PDF files which could either be downloaded and/or printed.

Is this an accredited course?

Yes, this course is fully accredited by the International Association of Therapists.

The International Association of Therapists (IAOTH) was formed in recognition  of the fact that as a therapist the internet has opened up the world as a potential client base for a therapist and most therapy associations limit their country where they were founded in.

IAOTH knows , acknowledges and understands that  therapists may travel, move countries, offer remote consultations, work over Zoom/Skype/WhatsApp/Facebook etc. and/or in some cases even offer live events to engage clients or potential clients.

It was in recognition of this fact that IAOTH was created where therapists could find a unified platform and global recognition.

What does professional accreditation mean?

Professional accreditation is a process that gives public recognition to educational institutions that meet standards of quality.

Professional accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental means of assessing and certifying institutional quality.

 In other words, accredited institutions:

· Have clearly defined and well-stated learning objectives.

· Offer educationally sound and up-to-date courses.

 · Provide outstanding educational services to students.

· Have demonstrated learner success and satisfaction.

· Have a competent  staff.

· Promotes its courses truthfully.

· Have an effective research and self-improvement program.

Professional accreditation promises learners that the institution they elected to study with is a reputable one that will provide  quality education.

Professional accreditation is not, however, a guarantee that your course work will be accepted by other educational institutions or government agencies, although this frequently can happen.

How difficult will it be to understand and study from the course material?

As our courses are written especially for ‘distance learning’ and everyone will find our coursework informative and enjoyable. Topics are covered with easy to understand explanations.

How do I receive my coursework?

Course work is sent via emails as .pdf files. You can download and save on your laptop/PC and/or take printouts. We do not send out hard copies, but we do send hard copies of the certificates anywhere in India at no extra cost.

Can I get a hard copy of my certificate?

We do send hard copies of the certificates anywhere in India at no extra cost.

Will I receive a certificate/credential at the end of this course?

Yes, on successful completion of any of our courses, students will receive a Certificate of achievement as a professional advisor in that subject.

This is sent to you, by email, in PDF format, accompanied by a hard copy to your registered address (anywhere in India). For learners residing outside India, extra charges apply.

How long can I take to complete this course?

On an average students take approximately 10 – 12 weeks to complete this program. However each case may differ. Many learners come to us with some knowledge of the subject/subjects they will be studying, whilst others will be starting from beginner level. For this reason time-scales will vary as every individual has a different threshold for learning.

Do I need to purchase any additional textbooks for this particular course?

No. Our study material is sufficient for you to get the relevant knowledge in the subject  and pass the final assessment.

What title can I use after graduating from your academy?

How you decide to market yourself is your decision, whether it is therapist, advisor, consultant etc. However, on your main FSSA Council Certificate of achievement, the word advisor shall be used.

Do I have to travel anywhere for this course?

There is no travelling involved. Students can download and/or take printouts of modules and study.

If I enrol for more than one course do I have to study all subjects together?

It is your choice. Some learners choose to go on series (i.e. one by one) whole some prefer to study parallelly i.e. study them together.

Is there an upper time limit to complete my course?

Learners are given 8 months to complete one course. For 2 courses learners are given 10 months. For 3 courses learners are given 12 months. For 4 or more courses, learners are given 14 months. If you are not able to complete due to an emergency and/or a genuine reason (we may require evidence) you can always apply for a complementary 30 days extension. After that a charge of INR 2200.00 per course shall apply which will give you further extension of three months.

Can I resume my studies after a break?

Yes, you have been allotted a lot of time to even take a break in between. For further details on timelines, please refer to the point above and see the total time you have.

Is there an exam for the course?

Yes, there is.

What is the format of the final exam/assessment?

The exam is objective type for 100 marks (a mix of multiple choice, true and false and even fill in the blanks). There are three grades [Pass  is <=74 marks, Distinction is 75 – 84  marks and High Distinction is over 85 marks out of 100)

Please also note that there  is no negative marking. People getting Pass will not have any grade mentioned on their certificate but people with Distinction and/or High Distinction will have that mentioned on their certificates.

If you got a pass and would like to re take the exam to get a Distinction and/or a High Distinction you can do that by paying a small fee of INR 1800.00

What if I am unable to pass the assessment, the first time?

You need not worry. For a small fee of INR 2500.00 you can take you exam/assessment again.

What if I need help with my preparation for final exam/assessment?

We are here to help! If you need extra hand holding you can simply buy our exam support guide which has sample questions with answers. This can be purchased by writing to and there is an extra charge of INR 2200.00 for this.

How long is the certificate valid for?

The certificate is valid for life.  However, we always encourage our learners to keep themselves updated and/or upgrading through our CPD (Continuing professional development) programs.

What is my scope of practice?

Yes, upon completing this course you may consult clients and charge a professional fee(s).

Code of ethical conduct for a nutrition therapist/advisor by FSSA Council:
• Act in the best interest of clients
• Maintain high standards of scientific integrity in your career
• Work within you scope of practice
• Never diagnose and/or prescribe.
• Keep up to date with developments in the nutrition/Ayurveda/respective field
• Maintain client confidentiality
• Avoid misleading information
• Comply with relevant legislation
• Communicate effectively with clients
• Be objective, fair, balanced and proportionate in professional statement or recommendations made
• Maintain highest standards of conduct and behaviour in all areas of business/life
• Where requires and appropriate, maintain accurate client records including evidence of having gained informed consent
• Always refer to a specialist when in doubt
• Do not call yourself a dietician but a nutrition therapist/ advisor/counsellor
• Do not deal with clients who have eating disorders, instead refer to a specialist

What happens if I lose my course material?

We undertake to replace coursework for current students who have mislaid their course material. If this happens within the three months of your enrolment there are no charges, however after that an administration charge of INR 1500.00 shall apply.

Is there a minimum age to begin studying with you.

Yes, All learners must be at least 18 years old.

Are there any hidden charges?

There are no other/hidden charges apart from what have been mentioned here on our website, in public domain.

How old is FSSA Council?

We established ourselves in 2010 and started operations way back  in 2011 – 12 and since then we have certified over 20000+ professionals all over the world.