Introduction of Solid Foods - RD315-60

Introduction of Solid Foods

by Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE
(4.4 / 148 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Recommendations for introducing solid foods to infants frequently change. Many accepted practices, such as offering rice cereal as a first food or delaying introduction of foods that are common allergens, are based on tradition rather than evidence. New research challenges accepted practices, but healthcare providers and food manufacturers are often slow to adopt changes from traditional practices, leaving parents following outdated recommendations. Increasing rates of obesity and food allergies may be related to early infant feeding practices, underscoring the importance of providing evidence-based recommendations concerning the introduction of solid foods to infants.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of basic nutrition and the introduction of solid foods to the well infant. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List the developmental cues that signal an infant’s readiness to start solid foods
  • Discuss key nutrients in the diets of infants
  • Offer reasonable advice to parents and caregivers who are concerned about the introduction of solid foods to their infants

Accreditation Information
This course in intended for nutrition professionals.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2070, 3020, 4150, 6020, and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 8.1.2, 10.2.4. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 2/27/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/28/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/28/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Ellen H - Gulf Breeze, FL  ·  Feb 20, 2019
Baby lead weaning is a common interest with new mothers and this CEU provided a good overview of introduction of first foods to teach parents.
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Lorene M - Winnipeg, MB  ·  Feb 03, 2019
good overview of the latest evidence-based research in feeding infants
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Lynne R - Novi, MI  ·  Apr 20, 2018
Very good course on solid food introduction
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Sara A - Kuwait, KS  ·  Nov 09, 2017
basic course with all main information
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Hunter P - Charlestown, MA  ·  Apr 26, 2017
Helpful basic review as I re-start in an outpatient NICU follow up clinic
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Price: $20.00
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