How to wean your child

Guide to weaning children for parents and carers, but may also be useful for health professionals
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

This course will take you through the nutritional journey children take when they start to move on from milk and onto a range of different foods. This course is designed for new parents with children up to 6 months old. This course will tell you when to move onto different tastes and textures as well as the logic behind this information. All this information is provided by a registered dietitian with a wealth of experience in interview style videos, cookery demonstartions and audio as well as providing you with written materials. If you want to know what the best way to start introducing food with your child in order to ensure they have a healthy balanced diet this is the video for you. This course will define terms such as weaning, healthy eating and portion sizes. This course will take you around 6 full hours to complete. It is structured into 6 sections with videos, audio and written resources in each.

What are the requirements?

  • none

What am I going to get from this course?

  • know when to start weaning children
  • know what foods to start giving their children
  • know why children need the variety of different foods
  • know what portion sizes their child needs
  • know where to go for more information

Who is the target audience?

  • Parents or Carers

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Section 1: Introduction and Welcome
Section 2: What is Weaning?
What is weaning?
When to wean
Baby-led weaning
Food safety and helpful hints
Preparing first weaning foods
Section 3: 9 months plus
What about milk?
9 Months +
Food allergies
How to feed your 1 year old
Portion sizes- How much is enough?
Section 4: 1 to 5 years
The early years diet -1 -5 years
Fussy or Faddy Eaters
Does my child need vitamin and mineral supplements?
I think I need some more help!
Section 5: 5 years plus
Healthy eating for all!
4 pages

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Instructor Biography

Jenifer Kay Simpson, Registered Dietitian

Jenifer Simpson, MSc RD registered Dietitian. Jenifer has worked in Dietetics since 2008 including work for the National Health Service, Private Practice, Health Promotion and on a consultancy basis.

Jenifer is a specialist dietitian with 8 years experience. Work place history includes United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust and AC Health and Nutrition Ltd. Her own Company id called JKS Nutrition.

In addition to her NHS work and private consultations, Jenifer also runs teaching programs for Health education in schools health and workplace well being days.


Jenifer completed her Undergraduate Master of Nutrition Degree course in 2010. Jenifer is also continuing her Advanced Dietetic Practitioners Certificate at The University of Nottingham.


Jenifer is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Health Care Professions Council Registered (HCPC) Dietitian and an active member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).


Jenifer provides private practice services face to face or virtually (via Skype or Facetime) which includes nutrition

counselling for an array of nutritional issues including pre-conception nutrition, paediatric (children), nutritional support, allergies and diabetes. Other services include baseline anthopometry (weighing and measuring), shopping and cookery classes, weaning workshops, carbohydrate counting, special diet planning e.g. for allergies) and healthy eating education.

Health Insurance Credentials

Jenifer is insured by the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

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