2023-2024 Infant Nutrition Essentials

Flagship Course

Infant Nutrition Essentials is currently closed for registration.

Are you interested in joining our Fall 2024 cohort?

Join our waitlist HERE to be notified of the registration opening and to gain access to the best price point!

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?

Are you afraid of making mistakes with this vulnerable population?

Is your access to 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!

"Thank you for creating this course and for creating such an excellent product that truly delivers the transformation results that the students are looking for. I recently got hired as a paediatric dietitian at the hospital close to my house. I never would have had the confidence to even apply for a position like this, let alone interview successfully for it before taking your course. Your course helped me to pivot in my career successfully to pursue the one that I truly want."

- Iris Lozano, RD

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

  • 32 CPEUs approved by the Commission on Dietitian Registration in the US
  • Access to consume the course material for 6 months
  • 7 hours of video lessons, including specific how-to instructions
  • 1 bonus module featuring guest speaker, Lisa Aquilino Haley, OT
  • Workbooks, handouts, cheat sheets & tool kits
  • Twice monthly live Q&A sessions with your course creators & experts: Charlene and Julie
  • 1 bonus live Q&A with your guest speaker, Lisa Aquilino Haley, OT
  • 6 live monthly case studies to apply your new skills
  • Access to recordings for ALL live events

"This course is the perfect tool to provide all the education you need to build a foundation of the clinical knowledge to provide pediatric nutrition support. Even though we are always learning and challenged in the pediatric world this course will be that base that supports you in your journey as a pediatric dietitian. You won’t regret it, the support in the Q&As and continued support as a member has been a comforting knowing you have a team to talk things through. I felt more confident and supported in my transition to a pediatric dietitian working in homecare."

- Jessica Ferris, RD

Course modules include:

1. Infant Assessment & Feeding Guidelines

Arm yourself with probing questions to ask parents/caregivers, tips for introduction of solids and baby lead weaning/feeding. Starting with evidenced requirements - all in the same place.

2. In Depth Look at Maximizing Growth Assessments

Choose the right growth chart, interpret trends, spot red flags and extract valuable information to point your nutrition intervention in the right direction. Growth is the single most important tool in performing a pediatric assessment.

3. Understanding and Utilizing Pediatric Malnutrition Guidelines

Determine the severity, the chronicity and the etiology of malnutrition. Addressing pediatric malnutrition can help prevent and even correct especially harmful negative effects on developmental and intellectual function.

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

Breastmilk is best, but it's important to know the categories of formula out there and their indications. Be equipped with the knowledge to handle those dreaded "what do you think about this formula?" questions will make you feel like the expert you are meant to be.

5. When and How to Concentrate Infant Feeds

Always our most popular module! Feel confident with every step of the math to concentrate expressed breast milk, infant formula, including the use of modulars. Take the stress out of it with go-to recipes you'll be able to use over and over.

6. Infant Allergy - Update on the Latest Research on Allergy Prevention

With allergic infants being "frequent flyers" these days, you'll be sure to have the latest information at your fingertips including mechanism of food allergy, testing options, allergy prevention and introduction of allergens.

7. Preterm Nutrition Basics - Getting Started with this Unique Population

Ensure you're up-to-date on growth, malnutrition and preterm requirements. Enhance your knowledge of common issues that affect neonates and strategies to enhance your nutritional interventions.

8. BONUS MODULE - Progressing Solid and Fluid Intake - Understanding the Logical Sequencing Needed to Progress Solids and Cup Drinking, with Lisa Aquilino Haley, OT

Lisa will walk you through the foundational skills required to progress past milk. She will share her practical tips on how to increase the complexity of solids and help infants develop the skills needed for cup drinking.

"Your class has been wonderfully informative. I appreciate that you go back over the basics and then layer in more complex information. Even if I feel I understand a concept there is often a space between the “definitely do that” vs. “definitely do the other” that is not covered in the books but often comes out in your classes. Or, if it hasn’t, I can ask you questions directly. I signed up for the membership as well, so I’ve been able to watch the same class with different students. I would highly recommend your class to new RDs as well as to those of us moving to new assignments."

- Barb Tykal, MPH, RD, LD

2023/2024 Prices

Waitlist Pre-Sale: $499 USD (by September 13th, 2023 @ 4pm EDT)

Opening Price: $599 USD (by September 28th, 2023 @ 4pm EDT)

Early Bird: $699 USD (by October 19th, 2023 @ 4pm EDT)

Full Price: $899 USD (by October 26th, 2023 @ 4pm EDT)

"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

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
We open the registration for Infant Nutrition Essentials once per year. Our next start date is November 1st, 2024.
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 submit questions to us prior to the live Q&A's.
What age group does the course cover?
Infant Nutrition Essentials provides in depth learning and tools for dietitians seeing infants aged 0-12 months along with a bonus module on preterm nutrition basics.
What if I need more than 6 months to complete the course and ongoing support?
Each time we offer Infant Nutrition Essentials, in the last month of the course we offer our students the option to join our membership. This membership provides you with ongoing access to the course materials, enrollment in all future/updated versions of the course and more!
How often do you open the registration for Infant Nutrition Essentials?
Currently, we are opening the registration yearly in the fall.
I need help securing employer reimbursement. Can you help?
We have an infographic that we can email you to provide to your employer. Send us a message at [email protected] and we'll provide you with a copy.
Do you offer group rates?
We do! If you have a group of 5 or more, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

"I thoroughly enjoyed Infant Nutrition Essentials. 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

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 Larocque and Charlene Kennedy are pediatric dietitians and co-founders of Nutrition Masterclass. After working together at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for many years, they teamed up to create Nutrition Masterclass as a way to share their experiences working with the vulnerable pediatric population.

Over the past 15 years at CHEO, Julie has found her passion in pediatric intensive care and inpatient complex care medicine. During her 20 years at CHEO, Charlene also worked as a community dietitian, where she found her niche seeing high risk and complex newborns in their home. Charlene is also the owner of Kennedy Nutrition, a private practice specializing in pediatric nutrition.

Join Charlene & Julie as they take you under their wing to share their evidence-based and practical knowledge. They provide you with the tools you need to increase your confidence and provide families with advice that makes a difference.

"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

"Thank you so much for the Infant Essentials class. It was wonderful across the board. Everything was so well detailed and straight forward, it was completely approachable throughout the entire course and I can't tell you enough how helpful that was".

- Michael Carroll, MS, RD

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.