Johns Hopkins University

Family Spirit Nurture

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Sarah Vanegas, MS
Lisa Jim
Leonela Nelson, MPH

Instructors: Sarah Vanegas, MS

Beginner level

Recommended experience

6 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • How to have meaningful discussions with families to positively impact healthy infant feeding and growth.

  • The importance of sugar moderation in the first year of life and beyond.

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There are 4 modules in this course

How can health educators have meaningful discussions with families around nutrition and healthy eating? A careful approach that connects families to strengths and culture can open the door for success. We explore a strengths-based approach, connecting to Native Foodways and Indigenous foods, and four brief techniques of motivational interviewing specific to promoting healthy nutrition choices.

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5 videos6 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Everything a health educator needs to know about nutrients, food groups, and making sense out of nutrition facts labels. Also, the importance of moderating sugar intake and answers to some commonly asked questions around sugary drinks.

What's included

7 videos4 readings2 quizzes

Why the first few months of baby's life are critical for establishing healthy feeding patterns. How to tell if a baby is hungry or full? Why breastfeeding is about more than just providing great nutrition. Tips and tricks on starting solid foods when baby shows readiness around 6 months and what caregivers can do to set a powerful healthy eating example (teaching their child to love healthy food and drinks).

What's included

6 videos4 readings3 quizzes2 plugins

Understanding a baby's unique personality traits can help parenting go as smoothly as possible. How can we understand and work with each baby's feeding style? Also, we'll explore caregiver mental health and coping with challenges of parenting.

What's included

1 video3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt


Sarah Vanegas, MS
Johns Hopkins University
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