This unit focuses on the essential nutrition required for infant and child development. Student will establish essential knowledge of the vital micro and macro nutrients and the foundations of a balanced diet. Students will study theory and develop evidenced based practice skills to support new mothers breastfeeding and introducing solids. Health promotion strategies to address contemporary dietary fads and the social media onslaught faced by families regarding all aspects of infant and child nutrition will be discussed.
Students will develop strategies for evaluating and managing nutritional challenges experienced by families as a result of social and cultural differences which can lead to child health issues. This unit requires 100 hours of professional placement within a child health setting.
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