School Nutrition and Wellness
Short Description: The Online Certificate in School Nutrition and Wellness has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, school administrators, parents, and the general public who want to develop healthy food programs and strategies for children in today’s school systems. This Web-based Certificate program provides information on why nearly 20% of America’s children are overweight or obese and how you can make a positive impact in your community to establish effective health, nutrition, and wellness policies that will be critical for reversing this serious problem. The health status of America’s youth will directly impact our nation’s health care system, available labor pool, and national priorities for years to come. With the knowledge gained through this certificate, participants will feel confident leading or participating in effective wellness committees, modeling optimal eating behaviors, and making your school and community environment healthy and positive.
Instructor Description: This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators who are well trained in a unique mastery methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The course facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. The facilitator for this course, Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator, holds a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Dietetics and Masters degree in Nutrition Education and practiced as Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian for 10 years. She has the Certificate of training for Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. Melissa has 15 years of diverse experience in clinical care, nutrition management, nutrition counseling, critical care curriculum, nutrition education, media and writing, and currently serves as Co-President of the Los Angeles District of the CDA and spokesperson for the California Dietetic Association. In 2006, she started SuperKids Nutrition Inc., to save the world one healthy food at a time, a company and mega Website resource for easy-to-read credible nutrition information and activities for families.