Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3


Learn to assess and plan diets for kids on our Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 online course. Delve into the impact of nutritional inadequacies on child development and discover ways adults can encourage healthy eating to ensure proper growth.

Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3

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About This Course

Learn more about the specific dietary requirements of growing children with this in-depth Diet and Nutrition for Children Level 3 online course. This program provides a thorough exploration of children’s nutritional needs and healthy eating habits.

Explore nutrition principles, promote healthy eating, and ensure safety. Understand child development, encourage nutritious choices, and grasp the impact of nutrients. Gain practical skills, decode labels, and address dietary needs.

Whether you want to become a dietician, boost your career as a nutritionist, or simply become a more aware parent, this is the course for you.

Course Benefits

Split into 6 units, every element of this course seeks to expand your understanding of children’s nutrition, so you can achieve the theoretical knowledge you need to apply these skills within real and practical settings.

This course will:

  • Help you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and competency that can be transferred into your work.
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no classrooms, no strict deadlines and no exams.
  • Allow you to study from home – all course materials will be sent straight to your door, enabling you to fit your studies around your obligations.

Course Units

Unit 1: Nutrition and Healthy Eating

  • Encourage healthy eating
  • Understand the main food groups
  • Explore problems associated with the excess and inadequate nutrient intake
  • Identify the Five A Day recommendations
  • Understand hygiene and safety

Unit 2: Nutritional Needs from Birth to 16 years

  • Understand the importance of weaning and feeding for babies
  • Explore healthy eating for children through the years
  • Identify strategies for encouraging healthy eating for teenagers

Unit 3: Key Nutrients and Vitamins

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of key nutrients
  • Explain the characteristics of non-nutrient foods
  • Describe the balance of good health

Unit 4: Nutritional Guidelines and Meal Planning

  • Identify the recommended daily allowances
  • Improve nutrition in children
  • Reduce health problems in children
  • Plan healthy meals and snacks

Unit 5: Digestion and Food Labelling

  • Explore the digestive structure in detail
  • Understand the importance of food labels and look at the information contained therein
  • Identify how food labels can be misleading

Unit 6: Special Dietary Needs

  • Understand influences affecting food choices
  • Identify food patterns
  • Explore health issues associated with poor diets
  • Identify barriers to dietary change
  • Understand the nutritional needs of specific groups
  • Identify food allergies and intolerances


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. These will need to be sent to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will supply you with helpful tips and feedback. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or skills in this area are needed in order to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for those just starting out in this career field.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


From the guidance of our personal tutors whose industry experience will help to support and mentor your studies, to our comprehensive study guide and course materials; from day one we will go above and beyond to help you succeed in your studies. With twelve months tutor support, you have the option of completing in as little as three months, or using the full twelve months.

You too can take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of our personal tutors and use their experiences to get all of your questions answered. Similarly, our student support team are readily available to lend you their advice and guidance as they help you to decipher your course materials and answer your questions.

Only one click away, you can trust that help will be there when you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

There are no requirements to have completed any courses or have any knowledge of the subject area to enrol on the course. There is no application process and no questions asked when you sign up, it is accessible to anybody.

Your course will start as soon as you sign-up. You could start your journey of learning today!

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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