SickKids® Public Health Nutrition Course

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

A free online course designed primary for healthcare professionals, students and individuals seeking to learn more about nutrition in a globalized world, with contemporary issues in public health nutrition with an emphasis on maternal and child nutrition.


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The SickKids® Public Health Nutrition Course is comprised of 7 modules:

  • Module 1: Public Health Nutrition with a Life Cycle Perspective
  • Module 2: Nutrition and its Social Determinants
  • Module 3: Micronutrient Deficiencies and their Global Burden
  • Module 4: Nutrition in Communicable & Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Module 5: Nutritional Interventions – Programs & Policies
  • Module 6: Research Methods & Tools for Public Health Nutrition Programs
  • Module 7: Public Health Nutrition Tutorials

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Academic Activities

Scientific symposium – Critical connectivity: Assessing and supporting the development of brain and behaviour


  • Dr Henry Au Yeung Cheuk-lun (Hong Kong)
  • Professor Weili Lin (USA)
  • Dr Daniel Chiu Cheung-shing (Hong Kong)
  • Dr Fanny Lam Wai-fan (Hong Kong)

The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA) (NEW!)

17-22 August 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Science Updates

Iodine during the first 1000 days of life (NEW!)

This review article elucidated the influences of iodine on brain development and some disorders like lower intelligence quotients (IQ) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through summarizing available data from both animal and human studies.

Vitamin D deficiency and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

Controversial data on vitamin D and its impact on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have been noted. A meta-analysis of 26 studies was performed and found that vitamin D deficiency may raise the risk of gestational diabetes.


Vitamin D and calcium intake calculator from CNAG (NEW!)

  • An interactive tool developed by CNAG for parents to calculate daily vitamin D and calcium intake of their child

Picky Eating eBook

Practical tips to overcome picky eating behaviours by Kate Di Prima, an accredited practicing dietitian specializing in Paediatrics and a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia.