One of the activities in our Make a Mark in 2010 initiative was to develop an online training course on monitoring the baby food industry.
The technology has been put in place and the first module has now been made live on our website. Further modules in the 8-module course will be added over the coming months.
The first two modules will be free to members of Baby Milk Action. Non-members will be able to access the modules at a future date.
The course is based on the training the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) gives to member organisations around the world. These have been tailored to the situation in the UK and include information on the narrower UK marketing legislation.
Each module consists of short filmed talks, interactive quizzes, reading, a powerpoint presentation and an exercise. Participants have access to the tutor via the online discussion forum and will be able to book a personal tutorial by phone or skype during the course. The course culminates in a guided monitoring exercise to receive a Baby Milk Action certificate as a Code Monitor.
So if you are a member, register with the site and then upgrade your registration to 'member' by following the instructions at:
If you are not yet a member of Baby Milk Action, you can join by clicking here.
Once you are registered as a member, log in to the website and you will find the link to Module 1 appears under the Courses -> Monitoring menu.