Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
A good compliment for personal trainers: it provided good basic knowledge about nutrition and more importantly good advice for when working with children and adolescents (I have an M.S. in exercise science and I did not learn the specifics to working with children, so this was very practical and useful for me). It also provides some good ideas for new business opportunities/niches!
Nutrition education for kids is vital to reduce the epidemic of childhood obesity and childhood diabetes. This NESTA specialization will teach you dietary education, kid’s nutritional facts and games, and much more to combine with your existing fitness and nutrition business model.
You can make a difference in reducing childhood obesity and diabetes.
Nutrition for kids has become a popular and important topic as part of overall health for children. Teaching kids nutrition has to be presented in a manner that is fun for the children and acceptable to the parents. The NESTA Kid’s Nutrition Specialist will teach you how to make youth nutrition games, fun food choices for kids, and how to overcome objections to certain food likes and dislikes. You will also learn dozens of easy-to-remember nutrition tips and strategies for kids and their parents.
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
The great thing about becoming a Kid’s Nutrition Specialist is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Google Hangout or iChat for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!
How will I get clients?
This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms. It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details. Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea. It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local. That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do. Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.
Kid’s Nutrition Specialist Details
Continuing Education Units: NESTA 1.5 CEUs, Spencer Institute 1.5 CEUs, 15 ISSA CEUs
Recertification Requirements: None. Certificate does not expire
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of exercise and nutrition, and strong English skills
Learning Format: Online format of materials including comprehensive digital manual, audio lessons, and non-proctored online exam. Internet access is required. Content is provided in an online format which is accessed through an online secure website.
Once your register, you will be directed to create your student account. You may begin your studies immediately after registering, or log in to your student account later to start your studies. You can test when you are ready.
You may take up to one year to complete the program, and review the materials as often as you like. You will immediately know the results after you take your test. Most students finish within 1 – 2 weeks.
The only technology you will need is an Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash video player.
Both of these are installed on 98% of all computers.
If needed, they are FREE: Get Adobe Reader or Get Adobe Flash player
Online training materials are Microsoft Windows and Mac compatible.
Trim Kids : The Proven 12-Week Plan That Has Helped Thousands of Children Achieve a Healthier Weight textbook sold separately, click here to purchase from Amazon.com.
Exam Requirement: Passing a 75 multiple choice, non-proctored online exam with 70% or higher. Three attempts at the exam are given. Exam results are known immediately and upon meeting the passing requirements a certificate is mailed.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.
Completion Time: Approximately 3-4 weeks (complete within one year of purchase)
After successful completion, you will earn the title of “Kid’s Nutrition Specialist” on your certificate.