This section provides links to evidence-based accredited online training programs, education modules and resources for health professionals working with children and their families in the prevention and management of childhood overweight and obesity.
View the calendar of events for upcoming conferences and professional development forums in the area of childhood overweight and obesity management and prevention.
- Project ECHOTM
- Maternal and Infant Nutrition e-Learning Platforms Review report 2015 (QH staff only)
Provides information on the outcomes of an environmental scan of existing Australian, State and Territory Governments’ professional development opportunities for health professionals regarding maternal and infant nutrition, and healthy lifestyle behaviours.
- Maternal and Infant Nutrition Professional Development e-Learning Directory 2015 (QH staff only)
Provides health professionals with information about e-learning professional development opportunities that are currently available to support building workforce capacity regarding maternal and infant nutrition across Queensland. This directory has been endorsed by Statewide Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Network and Statewide Child and Youth Clinical Network.
- Healthy Weight for Kids
A free self-paced e-learning course with 12 modules. It was developed by the Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney. Topics include: Core principles; measuring growth; practical interventions; adolescent obesity; endocrine; general medical; orthopaedic; physical activity; psychosocial and sleep.
- WHO Growth Charts – Online Training
- Baby Friendly Online Education Program
Offered by South Australia Health. The content meets 8 hour theoretical education requirement for Group 1 staff BFHI accreditation and lactation consultant CPD points (nominal fee).
- PARROT Maternal and child health course
Provides information on maternal and child health from pregnancy until 5 years of age.
- Child Growth e-Learning course
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne online course for health professionals working with young children and families.
- Infant Nutrition: from Breastfeeding to Baby’s First Solids
E-learning course offered by Deakin University
- Talking to Parents about Children’s Weight
This online training course from Western Australia aims to equip health professionals working with parents and children to raise and constructively discuss the issue of child overweight and obesity with parents.