IAFNS ACNC: Maternal and Child Diet & Physical Activity

Recorded May 26, 2022

IAFNS is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this recorded webinar until May 26, 2025.

Description: The session will present the work of Drs. Aline Andres and Taren Swindle, affiliated faculty members at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, exploring life course determinants of health during several critical periods, including preconception, pregnancy and early childhood. Progress in our understanding of maternal programming of offspring metabolism will be summarized, followed by a review of interventions that may mitigate such effects. In addition, maternal determinants of human milk composition that affect child’s growth and body composition will be explored. After a brief presentation of an implementation science framework, the session will focus on the results of an early childcare intervention intended to improve intake of fruits and vegetables in children aged 3 to 5 y. In closing, a review of other implementation projects aiming at improving physical activity in pregnant women and preschoolers will be provided.

Webinar program:

Prenatal and postnatal programming of health - Dr. Aline Andreas, University of Arkansas ACNC

Implementation Science to improve diet and physical activity in early life - Dr. Taren Swindle, University of Arkansas ACNC

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
  • 6.4.2 Demonstrates serious inquiry, examination, and experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of knowledge, or the revision of guidelines, theories, policies or laws.
  • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.

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