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Certificate in School Nutrition and Wellness
Approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/CDR for 60 CPEUs & ACSM 40 CECs & more

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School Nutrition and Wellness Certificate

Cost: $449
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» 8 weeks of access per course
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Certificate Course Descriptions:

The Online Certificate in School Nutrition and Wellness is an instructor led, web-based certificate designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, school administrators, parents, and the general public who want to develop healthy food programs and strategies for children in today’s school systems. This Web-based Certificate program provides information on why nearly 20% of America's children are overweight or obese and how you can make a positive impact in your community to establish effective health, nutrition, and wellness policies that will be critical for reversing this serious problem. The health status of America’s youth will directly impact our nation's health care system, available labor pool, and national priorities for years to come.  With the knowledge gained through this certificate, participants will feel confident leading or participating in effective wellness committees, modeling optimal eating behaviors, and making your school and community environment healthy and positive.  

This Certificate program is appropriate for anyone concerned with child health and education including:

  • Registered Dietitians/Dietetic Technicians, Registered
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Health Educators
  • Nutritionists
  • Nurses
  • Allied Health/Medical and Fitness Professionals
  • Food Service Providers
  • Caregivers
  • PTA Members
  • Parents
 

 

This Certificate Program has two required courses:

Course 1:  School Wellness and Nutrition - Problems and Effective Solutions
Instructor:  Christen Cooper, MS, RD
This course provides background on government nutrition programs for children, and the political and budget constraints that have hindered advancement in nutritional science. It also provides knowledge about the foods served at school and why vending machines and junk foods have become staples at many schools. Finally, the course looks at the parental, community, marketing, and school-based influences on childhood nutrition.

Course 2:  Developing School Wellness-Children Nutritional Programs

Instructor:  Christen Cooper, MS, RD
This course will look at the changing food environment in the U.S., including Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, changes in the school lunch program, and examines school gardens as well as the organic and green movement. It will discuss the three steps to successful nutrition education and ideas for incorporating nutrition and fitness education into the school day. It will ask participants to think creatively about the best ways to reach kids through positive food, fitness and health behaviors!

Format of Online Program:

  • The Program a self-paced, online distance education certificate that is an instructor facilitated program
  • The Online Certificate program can be completed in the convenience of your own home, office, or classroom
  • You have eight weeks per course of unlimited individual access to complete each course (pass rate required: 70% per course).  In addition students have 2 full years to complete the 2 required courses.
  • Online module quizzes and final certificate exam are automatically graded for immediate results
  • Graduates will receive a certificate via email upon successfully completing the program and passing the required courses.
  • Prerequisites: It is recommended that you are a current Registered Dietitian and/or DTR seeking CPEUs, or have a personal training/fitness certification, or are a graduate/current student with a degree in nutrition, exercise science, fitness, athletic training, physical therapy, or other related allied health/medical field
  • Access courses from any Web browser
  • Allows you to progress at your own pace through the online format

Online Program Requirements:

  • A computer with email and internet connection
  • Online students should have basic computer knowledge

Our Refund Policy:  Once you receive the access procedures for the course(s)/program(s) you registered for, NO refunds will be accepted.

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