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Obese Toddlers and Infants course for Nurses

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Time / Duration
45 minutes
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e-Learning for Healthcare

After completing the session you will understand the usual causes of obesity in very young children, and it is hoped you will take away a range of strategies for helping families where obesity is a problem.

Learning objectives

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

  • Recognise obesity in infants and toddlers
  • List the causes of obesity in this age group
  • Assess infants and toddlers to determine if they are obese or overweight
  • Recognise the effects of obesity in the short and long term
  • Describe strategies for managing obesity in this age group

Obesity often begins in the baby and toddler age group. This can be a tricky concept for parents to comprehend - they may hold the belief that a healthy toddler/baby should be ‘chubby’. Obesity in pre-school children can also present a challenge for health professionals.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following AH sessions:

  • 08_02 Infant Feeding Part 1: Breastfeeding (402-0042)
  • 08_03 Infant Feeding Part 2: Formula Feeding (402-0008)
  • 08_04 Infant Feeding Part 3: Introducing Solids (402-0044)
  • 08_06 Healthy Eating For Toddlers: 1-4 Years (402-0045)
  • 08_07 Weighing and Measuring Infants and Children (402-0046)
  • 08_08 Growth Charts and their Interpretation (402-0047)
Instructors / Speakers
Nichola Aspinall,
Paediatric Registrar

Dr Nichola Aspinall is a paediatric registrar currently working at the Leeds General Infirmary. During her career she has worked across Yorkshire and in London. Dr Aspinall has a wide range of experience in a variety of hospital paediatric settings. She also has a good background in primary care paediatrics, having worked both in community paediatrics and in General Practise. Her research interest is paediatric obesity. She has contributed to a national working party on obesity recognition in pre-schoolers and babies.

Obese Toddlers and Infants course for Nurses
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
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Education Provider
Time / Duration
45 minutes
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