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Understand Children And Nutrition Better

Educational Webinar


About The Course

This educational webinar is hosted on Edupro Online ( and is acredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa as well as the South African Institute for Kinderkinetics.

Now teachers and parents can watch this webinar on Kwanda Academy and earn a certificate of completion after submitting an online questionnaire.

Topics Within Webinar

This educational webinar covers the following topics:

• When to introduce a baby to solid food
• Reasons why solid food should only be introduced in a certain time period
• The physiological and physical trait marks indicating that a baby is ready for solid food
• Baby-led Weaning or BLISS
• Sensory difficulties and picky eating
• When to introduce textured food to a baby
• How to introduce new food to a baby
• Allergens
• Nutrition and obesity
• Guidelines and strategies for obesity
• The type of drinks best suited for children (you will be surprised!)
• Lunchbox ideas for preschoolers
• Iron deficiency in children
• Supplements and vitamins

Your Speaker/s

Marene Jooste And Zelda Ackerman

Marené Jooste is a Kinderkineticist with a Masters Degree in the neuro-sensory-motor development of children. She has been in private practice for almost 20 years and has a special interest in neuro-diverse children with neuro-motor difficulties including but not limited to autism, ADHD and DCD. She is the owner and founder of Kwanda Kinetics Child Development And Therapy Centre.

Zelda Ackerman, Dietician, completed her BDietetics degree at the University of Pretoria in 2002. She has extensive experience in pediatric nutrition in both public and private sectors. She has her own practice called from Family 1st Nutrition.

Both professionals have children of their own and continue to learn from them on a daily basis. They have been featured on various radio stations and have written for well-known magazines like the Huisgenoot, Babies and Beyond and "Baba en Kleuter".

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is this webinar accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited with SAPIK as well as with the HPCSA via Edupro Online.

How long do I have access to the webinar?

This educational webinar is completely self-paced and you can view all content related to this webinar whenever you choose. Thus, you have LIFELONG access for as long as the company exists.

Do I get a certificate?

Absolutely, yes! Just follow the prompts inside this webinar. Enjoy being rewarded for learning something new and valuable that will help you change a child's life!

Can I receive CPD points / units for this webinar?

Yes, if you are a pediatric professional, you can receive CPD points units if you are registered with either the HPCSA or SAPIK.  However, in order to qualify for professional CPD points, you will need to take this course on the Edupro platform.  Click on to be taken to this site.  Please take note that you will NOT be able to claim CPD points if you watch this webinar on Kwanda Academy.    

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