Family Nutrition

Family Nutrition

The Online Professional Certificate in Family Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, allied health/medical and fitness professionals...

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Family Nutrition

Program Description:

The Online Professional Certificate in Family Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, parents, and the general public who want to learn to develop healthy food strategies, family support education, and advanced nutritional planning for moms, children, and the entire family. This Web-based Certificate program provides an in-depth examination of developing nutritionally fit, fun, and energized families through foods and proper nutrition! In addition, learn “Healthy Habit Strategies” to cope with family dynamics and the different environments each member of the family lives in.

Program Modules and Module Descriptions:

Healthy Moms and Infant Nutrition: 50 Hours

  • Navigating through evidence-based research, this course will explore important nutritional recommendations for preconception, pregnancy, and infant and toddler feeding. In addition, it will also address food planning strategies for families (healthy meal and snack ideas, exercise, and family support) to embrace healthy living and eating post-delivery. This course will debunk many common myths and provide a basic understanding of the most current maternal and child nutrition recommendations. Learn why early nutrition is the key to preventing childhood obesity and obesity later in life, as well as where to find excellent books and online resources for deeper exploration of topics of interest.

Healthy Children Nutrition: At the Home, Work and External Environments: 50 Hours

  • This course is designed for professionals and parents concerned and interested in expanding their nutrition knowledge. Utilizing evidence-based research, explore the role and impact of three predominant nutrition environments that affect a child’s food choices: the home, the school, and the external environment. Topics covered include: navigating the fast food jungle, addressing media and marketing to children, identifying the connection between nutrition and school performance and behavior, exploring successful parental feeding behaviors, and general strategies for childhood overweight and obesity prevention.

Program Shippable Materials:

Contemporary Nutrition

This Certificate is designed for:

  • Allied health, medical, and fitness professionals, personal trainers, and Registered Dietitians seeking advanced nutrition education, re-certification, re-licensure, or career advancement.
  • Parents, teachers, caregivers and individuals from the public and consumers interested in ways to improve a child’s nutritional habits and wellness.

Continuing Education

The following National Organizations/Associations have approved each Family Nutrition course for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs):

  • National Posture Institute (NPI) / 5 CECs
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) / 20 CECs
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA) / 10 CECs
  • American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) / 2.0 CEUs
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) / 10 CEUs
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has approved the Certificate in Family Nutrition program for 60 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs)/ or 30 (CPEUs) per each individual course taken separately for both the Registered Dietitian (RDs) and Dietetic Technician-Registered (DTRs).

Instructor Bio

Kathy Rodriguez

For over fifteen years Kathy Rodriguez’ passion has been helping people take their lives to another level in the areas of health, yoga, fitness and nutrition through education and training.

She has been an endurance athlete since 1997, completing multiple marathons, adventure races, mountaineering expeditions, and triathlons, including the formidable Ford Ironman in 2008. She worked as a whitewater rafting guide on the Colorado River and as a certified ski instructor for several years. She routinely practiced yoga to balance these athletic activities, eventually obtaining a 200-Hour Yoga Instructor Certification (KRI). Kathy’s passion’s naturally led her to pursue a career in yoga, health and wellness.

In 2002, after becoming an ACE Certified trainer, Kathy launched, Heart Above Holistic Coaching. She conducted personal training and yoga sessions in studios, fitness centers and privately throughout Southern Utah. Kathy has spoken at Southern Utah University, Cedar City Women in Business, and various other community events on the topics of fitness, yoga and nutrition. She recently relocated back to her hometown, Austin, Texas where she continues to teach and promote yoga and holistic health.

Instructor’s Program Schedule and Contact Information

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 12pm Central
Phone: 512-755-3545 | Fax: 512-853-5754
Email: kathy.driggers@360training.com

Ed fit Program Coordinator: Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RD, CDE

Melissa is a Certified Diabetes Educator, holds a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Dietetics and Masters degree in Nutrition Education and practiced as Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian for 10 years. She has the Certificate of training for Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. Melissa has 15 years of diverse experience in clinical care, nutrition management, nutrition counseling, critical care curriculum, nutrition education, media and writing, and currently serves as Co-President of the Los Angeles District of the CDA and spokesperson for the California Dietetic Association. In 2006, she started SuperKids Nutrition Inc…to save the world one healthy food at a timeā„¢ a company and mega Website resource for easy-to-read credible nutrition information and activities for families.

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