Child Australia’s online courses offer an expanding digital library of online self-paced courses. These courses suit: educational institutions, schools, child care settings and parents. Our self-paced courses are completed within your own time! You may participate  and work through the materials in the way that best suits you and your lifestyle. There is a peer-to-peer chat cafe to extend and share your knowledge and minor review questions to complete the course and embed learning. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded on completion of each course.

Course overview

The Food for Thought Online Self-paced Course aims to develop an understanding of how the body’s digestive system works, and how nutrition plays a vital role in the growth and development of children. Guides, regulations and goals for effective menu planning will be explored. Mealtimes with children will be discussed, allowing educators to identify which style best suits their environment and children.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Why nutrition is vital for optimal growth and development
  2. Developmental considerations when planning and providing meals to children
  3. How to embed healthy lifestyle choices into daily practices and reflect these in required documentation

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