Symposium Session: First 1,000 Days: Emerging Research and Latest Trends
This is not a webinar or course for purchase- this is a module for credit claiming for our 2019 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our symposium, however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3050, 4000, 4150, 5070
Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 8.3.7
The first 1000 days of life, which span pregnancy through the child’s second birthday, are a critical window in child development. Ideal nutrition during this period can impact a child’s growth, brain development, immune system, and lifelong health. Yet we are only just learning the impact of nutrients such as choline and DHA during infancy and the importance of early allergen exposure. Moreover, what children eat during this time frame is influenced not only by the available science but by trends in infant feeding practices. Some parents are turning to organic, fortified and ready-prepared fresh foods over traditional jarred baby food and using baby-led weaning to start solids. This session will explore the emerging research on the first 1,000 days, a new area that will be covered in the forthcoming birth through 24 months Dietary Guidelines and examine trends in infant feeding with a specific focus on how eggs play a role in this critical developmental window.
Diana K. Rice, RDN, LD, CLEC, is known as The Baby Steps Dietitian and is the founder of Diana K. Rice Nutrition, LLC, a writing, counseling and consulting company with the mission of helping individuals and families eat well and reduce the stress surrounding their food choices. She specializes in pre- and postnatal nutrition as well as feeding young children and is a strong advocate for cooking with kids, family meals, body positivity and helping parents and children alike develop a healthy relationship with food. She is based in Oklahoma City, OK, where she is mom to two girls and teaches local baby-led weaning workshops. Her expertise has been featured in Fit Pregnancy, Parents, U.S. News and World Report, Today’s Dietitian and many other publications. She studied dietetics at the University of Northern Colorado, completed her dietetic internship with Cedar Crest College and also holds a degree in journalism from New York University.
- 0.50 CDR