The Certificate Program
The Online Professional Certificate in Family Nutrition
has been designed to help counteract the current toll overweight and obesity are taking on America today and
its legacy of tomorrow by providing guidance for adults in role modeling healthy food choices and exercise
behaviors for their children. This can help protect health care costs, the strength of the nation's work force,
and the happiness and well-being of tomorrow's citizens from the detrimental affects overweight and obesity
can produce. The certificate will also examine the numerous influences that an expecting mother's food choices,
the food choices of the family and friends, and the children's own food attitudes and behaviors can impact
weight and health.
Parents, teachers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, school administrators, caregivers,
and virtually all of those who work with children in school, day care, or in after-school programs
can benefit from this certificate, as it provides concrete actions that adults can take in place of
simply watching this problem unfold.