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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