Clinicians have a critical role to play in the field of paediatric nutrition.
This course will provide you with the general principles of nutritional practice and the fundamental strategies used to measure, assess and advise patients accordingly.
On completion of this course, you should be able to provide patients and their families with sound, reliable information that will impact their health in the longer term including:
- knowledge of the nutritional requirements of infants and children;
- best feeding practices for the various age levels in paediatrics; and
- techniques for collecting and assessing food intake information.
This course will also familiarise you with the more common disorders of metabolism and nutrition that may be encountered in your practice.
Protein. It’s been identified as being both detrimental and beneficial to bone
Given the high prevalence of osteoporosis and sarcopenia, should health
professionals recommend an increase in protein intakes? Well, it depends
on a variety of factors.
This course briefly describes these factors and their relation to bone health.
Loss of bone mass (osteopenia) and loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) that
occur with age are also discussed in depth.
Learn about Low GI anti-inflammatory diet.
Amazing evidence-based clinical tips:
- Does diet influence systemic inflammation and if so, how?
- Insulin Resistance, an important factor in many pathologies;
- How to recognise Insulin Resistance;
- Benefits of a Low Glycemic Index (GI) diet;
Important components of a Low GI, anti-inflammatory diet.
- How dietary recommendations help reduce systematic inflammation;
- The effect of injury on energy and protein requirements;
- What happens to patient outcome and athletic performance when the metabolism is supported with the right macronutrients; and
- Bioavailability of different mineral sources.
Very interesting. Rosey McLean, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg
Prescribe Nutrition Treatment protocols for your musculoskeletal patients presenting with:
- Degenerative Joint Disease;
- Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Myofascial Pain Tunnel Syndrome Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; and