This course includes five modules that cover topics related to nutrition and physical activity in the first 1,000 days, or conception to 2 years postpartum.
1) The First 1,000 days
2) Diet and Physical Activity during Pregnancy
3) Diet and Physical Activity during Lactation
4) Human Milk Production and Feeding
5) Providing Solid Foods
Each module contains an introduction followed by two sections of content. Each section is followed by a graded quiz. Four of the modules conclude with a case scenario so you can test your ability to apply the information provided in that module.
10.0 contact hours will be awarded for 2 years post accreditation approval after successful completion of the course. Criteria for successful completion is a grade of 100% on all graded quizzes throughout the course and completion of the post-course evaluation. You may take the graded quizzes as many times as necessary to obtain the 100%. You will have 4 months from the date enrolled to complete the course and earn your personalized certificate.
Please note: you may submit an evaluation of the quality of this self-study activity to the Commission on Dietetic Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits to the Learner
After completing this training, learners should be able to:
Describe the concept of the “first 1,000 days” for both mothers and their young children on short- and long-term outcomes.
Describe diet and physical activity recommendations for pregnant women as well as common diet- and activity-related issues experienced by pregnant women and strategies to address those issues.
Describe diet and physical activity recommendations for lactating women as well as common diet- and activity-related issues experienced by lactating women and strategies to address those issues.
Describe recommendations for producing and feeding human milk as well as common diet- and activity-related issues related to producing and feeding human milk and strategies to address those issues.
Describe recommendations for providing solid foods to infants and children up to 2 years old as well as common solid foods-related issues and strategies to address those issues.
Demonstrate the relevance and application of the knowledge gained and distinguish among issues reported by women that are manageable from those that should be referred to other professionals for management.