Nutrition for Kids CityEast College

Course Outline

Encouraging healthy eating with kids can be a challenge. CEC’s Nutrition for Kids course will give you the tools to recognise and promote healthy eating habits for all of your family or children you care for. Gain an
understanding of the importance of proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in a balanced diet. Then progress to how to recognise and respond appropriately to some the many challenges that feeding a family can present – such as busy lifestyle, the picky eater, the sugar fiend or the suddenly vegan or vegetarian.

This course takes a simple step-wise approach to improving eating habits,no fads, no gimmicks just common sense. It encourages healthy conversations around food, learning what not to stress about and establishing lifelong habits of viewing food as nourishment, medicine and pleasure.

Ideal for...

Parents, carers and anyone with interest in health and nutrition for children. No previous experience required for this nutrition course.


  • Learn how to create a ‘safe house’ for healthy food choices according to your family’s food preferences.
  • Understand the steps in a process of changing eating habits.
  • Make your own plan of where to begin according to your family circumstances.
  • Enjoy food – and how to pass that on.
  • Learn where to go to get further information from reliable sources.

What to bring

  • Pen and notepad.

About your tutor

Our nutrition course tutor, Debbie, gathers over 20 years' experience in healthcare and combines her clinical experience of nutrition and complementary therapies to mentor individuals and groups about mindful eating practices. Dignity, autonomy and self-determination are cornerstones to her philosophy of care and approach to your nutrition course.

She is a registered with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society as a practitioner of nutrition and kinesiology and holds qualifications including a Graduate Diploma Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) in a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science (biotechnology), and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Debbie has a number of publications to her name, has lectured and tutored at several of the major natural therapy colleges throughout Australia and writes occasionally for journals and community newspapers.

Other information

Please note this course does not provide individual nutritional advice.

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. For your convenience information about class changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.

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