Paediatric nutrition webinar series: Introduction to solids and plant-based diets


This webinar series is particularly relevant for dietitians working in infant /paediatric nutrition and their maternal and child health colleagues. We welcome you to share the recordings with you colleagues.

Please note these recordings are available until 5pm 10th September 2020.


Webinar 1: Introduction to solids – the evidence-based approach in 2020

Recent research in infant nutrition has led to many changes to how we should introduce solids to manage the risk of food allergy, obesity and fussy eating. Tune in to this webinar for an up-to-date, practical summary of research and guidelines everyone working with children under 12 months should know.


Webinar 2: Vegan and vegetarian diets in children 

Plant-based diets are becoming more common in Australia. With more families and their children adopting this way of eating, it is important to provide relevant and practical education to ensure these diets meet the needs of the paediatric population. This webinar summarises key areas of risk and practical ways of working with families for the best health outcome for their children.


CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. 1.0 CE credit per webinar available from CDR for US dietitians (available at the end of each recording). Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.


About the speaker:

Lauren Gladman has worked as a paediatric dietitian for 15 years. She has worked in tertiary hospitals in Australia & the UK and has had her own private practice in Southern Sydney for 10 years. She is currently on maternity leave from her Senior Paediatric dietitian position at St George Hospital. Lauren specialises in food allergy, infant nutrition and tube feeding and tube weaning. She has been on the advisory panel for the NSW Allied health guide to feeding difficulties in Children, Go4Fun weight management program and paediatric home enteral nutrition guidelines. Lauren has presented at conferences on feeding disorders, food allergy, and Anorexia Nervosa. Lauren is a member of Dietitians Australia and ASCIA peak allergy body for Australia and New Zealand.




Supported by



Pawlek R, Bell K. Iron status of vegetarian children: a review of literature. Ann Nutr Metab 2017;70:88-99



Professional Development
Duration2 hours