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Healthy Eating for Toddlers: 1- 4 years course for General Practitioners

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session describes ways of identifying what constitutes healthy eating to satisfy unique toddler requirements. In addition, the session also examines toddler behaviours such as fussy eating and food neophobia and the impact these behaviours can have on nutritional intake.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe optimal feeding routines and how to combine the five food groups to satisfy toddler nutrient requirements
  • Outline the recommendation for vitamin A and D supplementation
  • Describe normal toddler eating behaviours and advise on management to minimise eating difficulties that affect nutritional intake

Many toddlers will refuse to try new foods on sight and others may stop eating foods that they had eaten previously. Coupled with this, most have a preference for sweet high-calorie foods, and these foods need to be limited to avoid obesity.

Instructors / Speakers
Catherine Elwig,
Clinical Lead Paediatric Dietetics, Imperial College London

Catherine Elwig, BSc Hons, PG Dip diet, SRD, is the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Dietetics at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

She is a state registered paediatric dietician with over 12 years’ experience who has worked for the past 10 years in a leading London teaching hospital.

During this time she has specialised in several areas of paediatric nutrition, in particular Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, as well as in more general paediatric issues such as feeding difficulties, obesity, diabetes and allergies.

Over the past 10 years she has worked both in the NHS and as an independent practitioner.

As well as seeing patients, she writes and trains other health professionals.

Katie is an active member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Paediatric Group of the BDA.

Healthy Eating for Toddlers: 1- 4 years course for General Practitioners
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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