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This session will present current evidence for malnutrition in pregnancy as identified by the 2014-2017 Evidence Analysis Library workgroup. Presenters will provide a background on the Academy's EAL process used for conducting the Malnutrition in Pregnancy systematic reviews. Results of the Malnutrition in Pregnancy project will be discussed, including review of screening and assessment tools, short and long-term health effects of malnutrition in pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum, health effects of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, pregnancy after weight-loss surgery, and beneficial health outcomes associated with medical nutrition therapy (MNT) by an RDN. Case studies will demonstrate how evidence-based findings from the EAL project can be used in practice. Discrepancies with best-practice guidelines and research gaps will be discussed. This presentation will be useful for both clinical and community practitioners as well as others working in field of maternal, infant and child nutrition.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5310, 4040, 9070
- Understand the systematic review strategies used in the Malnutrition in Pregnancy Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) project.
- Describe findings and identify the gaps in the research literature related to malnutrition in pregnancy.
- Recognize how registered dietitians nutritionists can apply findings from the EAL project in their practice for the assessment, treatment and prevention of malnutrition in pregnancy.
- Sina Gallo, PhD, MSc, RD
- Joann McDermid, PhD, MSc, RD
- Rima Itani Al-Nimr, MS, RDN, LD