A Review of Complementary Feeding Practices in South Africa

3.0 CPD Points

Introduction

Infant health and nutrition in South Africa are a priority, as evidenced by the political commitment and policy development history of the last 25 years (Table 1). The 2016 South African Demographic and Health Survey2 indicated improved exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) to a level of 32% in infants younger than six months. However, in the same report, the rates of stunting for infants below the age of six months (32.3%) and for children younger than five years (27%) show that there is a need to improve older infant and young child nutrition through addressing complementary feeding practices in South Africa.

Course Highlights

  

Who Should Enrol

Registered dietitians, nutritionists, medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists

Course Design

Online Course

Course Highlights

It will deliver value appreciated by registered dietitians, nutritionists, medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists. 
Ignite thoughts and debate and draw their attention to what might be important.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of the topic in applicable areas of dietetic practice. 
  • Be trusted nutrition advisors amongst their peers.

Assessment

Participants will be assessed by means of a multiple choice questionnaire.

Accreditation

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

DT/A01/P00008/2020/00004

3 Clinical points

Certification

Participants are required to pass the assessment with 70%

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