Nutrition for Nurses 2016 - The Royal Children`s Hospital

‘Paediatric Nutrition for Nurses’
Nurses play a key role in assessing growth and providing advice to families on infant and child feeding.
Interpreting patterns of growth and knowing when to intervene, keeping up to date with current feeding
trends, dealing with foods allergies and managing typical feeding difficulties are some of the day to day
This education day aims to aims to increase knowledge and skills in managing these common challenges.
Topics to be included:
 Growth Assessment – when to intervene
 Formula Feeding – which infant formula to choose. Does it make a difference?
 Learning to Eat – when and how to introduce solids
 Toddler Nutrition – healthy stress free mealtimes a reality or fantasy?
 Food Allergy – prevention and management
 Childhood Overweight and Obesity – what role can you play in the prevention and management?
 Panel discussion – an opportunity to ask questions on topics relevant to your practice.
Who should attend?
Maternal and Child Health Nurses – including students or those wishing to increase knowledge and skills,
Community Nurses and Allied Health Professionals with an interest in child growth and nutrition.
When & Where:
Friday 26th February 2016
Ella Latham Auditorium
The Royal Children’s Hospital,
50 Flemington Rd, Parkville. Victoria. 3052.
Cost: Early Bird registration $180 (including GST) – closes 29th January 2016.
Standard registration $225 (including GST) after the 29th January 2016.
Registration includes lunch and light refreshments.
To register visit
Once speakers are confirmed a detailed program will be available on the website.
This seminar is presented by the
Department of Nutrition and Food Services
The Royal Children’s Hospital