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Food and Nutrition for Infants

Course Progress

What you’ll learn in the Food and Nutrition for Infants training

  • The importance of developing healthy eating habits in the early years
  • How to meet the EYFS requirement for the provision of healthier, balanced and nutritious food and drink for infants
  • Information on breastfeeding and first infant formula, such as safe preparation and storage
  • The recommended age to introduce solid foods
  • Suitable foods to offer in the first year
  • Mealtime routines, including recipe ideas
  • Texture progression – we take a look at smooth and lumpy foods and finger foods
  • Tops tips to encourage babies to explore new foods
  • Suitable drinks and when to introduce the cup
  • Vitamin recommendations for infants

Who is this training suitable for?

Early Years Practitioners, such as those working in nurseries and Children Centres, childminders and nannies.

Health professionals, such as: Health Visitors, Midwives, GP’s and Pharmacists.

Those looking to develop their knowledge in early years nutrition, such as: students, nutritionists, dietitians and volunteers.

Leaning Content

The training comprises of information slides and interactive activities.

Resources to support your practice and share with families.

This course has been certified by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Estimated study time 1.5 – 2 hours.

Assessment

Short multiple choice assessment.

Knowledge Development Plan (KDP) to reflect on your learning.

Certification

Certificate issued on successful completion of the course and the Knowledge Development Plan (KDP).

Cost

£30 inc Vat

It meets AfN standards for nutrition education for individuals working at Levels 3 on the AfN Health and Social Care Framework. This AfN quality assurance mark identifies this course as a reputable, evidence-based training in nutrition science. The course is Certified with the AFN from 10th September 2019 for 3 years subject to annual renewal.

The AfN protects and benefits the public by defining and advancing standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce. AfN Course Certification is a quality mark awarded to courses that meet the competence requirements for their specified sector and level. This quality assurance mark enables students, employers and the public to identify reputable, evidence-based courses in nutrition science.

Visit our page for more information about the Nutrition team and the work we do.

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Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Introduction

2

Importance of Healthy Eating in the Early Years

3

Breastfeeding and Formula Milk

4

Introducing Solid Foods

5

Equipment and Sterilisation

6

First Foods – From Around 6 Months

7

Portion Sizes and Commercial Baby Food

8

Tips to Encourage Baby to Eat Well

9

Eating Well for 7-9 Month Olds

10

Eating Well for 10-12 Month Olds

11

Drinks for Babies

12

Vitamin Supplements

13

Resources and Promoting Messages In Your Setting

14

Summary

15

Knowledge Development Plan Guidance

16

Knowledge Development Plan Guidance Continued

17

Yearly Competency Review

18

Evaluation

19

Assessment

20

Knowledge Development Plan