IAFNS ACNC: Focus on the Gut and the Brain

Recorded May 23, 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 23, 2025.

Description: The goal of this webinar is to discuss the effects of the fetal environment and postnatal feeding behaviors on infant gut, immune system and brain health. The speakers will describe data on the role of maternal weight status on brain development, and the impact of chosen feeding regimens on brain and cognitive development and on infant gut and immune system. This will lead to additional information concerning the impact of weight status in children and adolescents on cognitive function and academic achievement. There is increasing interest in the functional interactions between gut and brain development over the lifespan, and the speakers hope to develop this theme over the course of the webinar and to engender discussion on mechanisms to further research in this area.

Webinar program:

The impact of feeding behaviors on cognitive development in children - Dr. Linda Larson-Prior, University of Arkansas ACNC

Diet, activity and body weight status: Impacts on the developing brain - Dr. Xawei Ou, University of Arkansas ACNC

Milk, microbes, and immunity: Lessons from animal models - Dr. Laxmi Yeruva, USDA -ARS, 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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