2020 Infant Nutrition Essentials

Flagship Course

Infant Nutrition Essentials is currently closed for registration.

Are you interested in joining us next year?

Click HERE to hop on our waitlist and be the first to know when the course becomes available again.

Is this course right for me?

Do you have a desire to see more infant patients, but lack exposure to gain the skills and experience you need? Do you lack confidence and are afraid of making mistakes with this vulnerable population? Is your access to other experienced pediatric dietitians limited? Do you need CPEUs?

If you've answered YES to any or all of these questions, then this course is for you!

Within the Infant Nutrition Essentials course, you’ll benefit from:

  • 18 CPEUs approved by the Commission on Dietitian Registration in the US
  • Access to consume the course material from March 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
  • 8 hours of video lessons, including specific how-to instructions
  • Workbooks, handouts, cheat sheets & tool kits
  • 4 live monthly Q&A sessions with your experts: Charlene and Julie
  • 1 bonus live Q&A with your breastfeeding speakers: Lauren and Meghan
  • 5 live monthly case studies to apply your new skills
  • Monthly emails to keep you on track
  • Access to a private Facebook community

Course modules include:

1. In Depth Look at Maximizing Growth Assessments

2. Understanding and Utilizing Pediatric Malnutrition Guidelines

3. Infant Assessment & Feeding Guidelines

4. Breastmilk & Formula - Making Sense of the Options on the Market

5. When and How to Concentrate Infant Feeds

6. Supporting the Breastfeeding Mother, presented by:

Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC and Meghan McMillin MS, RDN, CSP, IBCLC

7. Just Added! Infant Allergy - Update on the Latest Research on Allergy Prevention

New This Year! BONUS MODULE - Preterm Nutrition Basics


Course Price: $349 USD

Tentative Schedule for Live Events

Each month two live events will take place via Zoom & recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Tuesday, March 10th @ 12:00 EDT

Case Study

Monday, March 23rd @ 13:00 EDT


Q&A

Wednesday, April 23rd @ 13:00 EDT


Q&A

Tuesday, April 28th @ 16:00 EDT

Case Study

Tuesday, May 12th @ 16:00 EDT


Case Study

Tuesday, May 26th @ 14:00 EDT

Q&A – Lauren/Meghan Breastfeeding

Thursday, June 11th @ 12:00 EDT

Case Study

Tuesday, June 23th @ 13:00 EDT


Q&A

Tuesday, July 7th @ 16:00 EDT


Case Study

Monday, July 13 @ 13:00 EDT

Q&A

What do our students and peers have to say?

"The Infant Nutrition Essentials was everything that I needed for my private practice! I learned so much from Julie and Charlene. Their experience, the information they share, and their ongoing support is priceless. They teach you the basics of what you need to know and how to implement it. This is information that wasn't even touched on in school! I have been able to utilize it all and feel confident in my skills working with children and parents. I highly recommend the INE to any dietitian working in pediatrics!"

- Amanda Ronzo, MS, RDN, CLC, CDN


"I have taken all of the Nutrition Masterclass sessions offered to date. I am a registered dietitian in private practice doing mainly health consulting and as my business demographic has changed to serve young families, I felt ill-equipped. I didn’t know where to start looking into updating my competencies. Luckily the masterclass gave me a running start and created a community of colleagues that I can refer to when I need support with a client or project. I highly recommend this training series."

- Suzanne Hajto, RD, CDE


"I thoroughly enjoyed Infant Nutrition Essentials 2019. It was a good balance between reviewing the basics and learning practical tricks and skills to help me develop my practice further. I wish I had a course like this when I first started working in Pediatrics! The case studies were excellent and reflected real-life situations that I encounter in my work. They were a great opportunity to validate what I was doing well and pinpoint which areas I could improve. The live Q&A sessions were an invaluable time to ask any questions to seasoned professionals and I feel this portion of the course really sets it apart from other online courses."

- Michelle Dupuis-L'Heureux, RD


"I have had the privilege to learn from both Charlene and Julie and I would not hesitate to consider them both experts in the field of children's nutrition from outpatient to the most critical inpatient care. The two of them are incredibly passionate, up-to-date, resourceful, and client-centered. Any RD who has the opportunity to learn from Charlene and Julie will definitely walk away with practical and evidenced-based skills that will elevate their practice."

- Shawna Melbourn, RD, CEDRD, CIEC

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Infant Nutrition Essentials begins March 1, 2020 and ends July 31, 2020.
How do the live events work?
We host all of our live events on Zoom. You will be emailed a link in advance for access. If you're unavailable for the live event - not to worry! We record everything for your listening pleasure. In addition to asking questions live, you also have the option to email questions to us prior to the live Q&A's.
How do I obtain my CPEU certificate?
At the end of the course, we review all of the course material and email CPEU certificates to those who have completed watching all of the modules as well as attended or watched the recordings of the live events.

Not sure if this course is for you?

Drop us an email at [email protected] and we'll answer any questions you may have.

Your Instructor


Julie Larocque and Charlene Kennedy
Julie Larocque and Charlene Kennedy

Julie & Charlene have a combined 30 years of experience as pediatric dietitians in acute care, community nutrition and private practice.

Join them as they take you under their wing and share their practical knowledge. They will provide you with the tools you need to increase your confidence and provide families with advice that makes a difference.


Our mission is to help dietitians learn more about pediatric nutrition. We want to empower you to see more infants in your practice and give you the tools you need to confidently guide families down a path that makes a difference.

This course is closed for enrollment.