The littlest, fastest-growing bodies and brains benefit from a slightly different mix of nutrients than older children and adults. Do you have an interest in infant and toddler nutrition? Join dietitians Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier to explore the relationship between early feeding and childhood health status, including prevention of childhood obesity and how first feedings influence a child’s development as a healthy eater.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of age appropriate nutrition and the safe and proper introduction of foods for babies and toddlers
- Discuss the unique nutritional needs of babies and toddlers
- Report on the science behind current nutrition guidance for babies and toddlers and the connection between this guidance and disease prevention in childhood and adolescence
- Share science and education gained with patients, clients, colleagues, students and others to increase their knowledge and understanding of pediatric nutrition
This one-hour live webinar is approved for one CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. Meets learning codes 7060, 4030, 6040, and 4150.
As a Registered Dietitian, Allison enables individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits by stressing conscious eating, improving relationships with food and offering a non-diet approach for reaching and maintaining ideal body weight.
She joins the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program to make healthier food choices.
Kitty has dedicated her career to helping businesses, public relations agencies, trade associations and the media navigate the ever-changing nutrition landscape. She is the president of NutriComm Inc., a consultancy specializing in food and nutrition communications. Kitty is also an adjunct faculty member of Southern Maine Community College’s Nutrition Department. Kitty has served on the board of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, including two terms as president.