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Proper nutrition during the earliest stages of life supports healthy growth and development during childhood, promotes health, and prevents chronic disease through adulthood. This session will provide updates on two United States Department of Agriculture initiatives related to this population. USDA's Nutrition Evidence Library will provide an overview of the results of a series of systematic reviews on diet and health for infants, toddlers, and women who are pregnant. USDA's Team Nutrition will discuss changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program infant meal pattern and tools to help child care providers support breastfeeding and communicate with parents on topics such as complementary foods. Session participants will hear findings from sixteen focus groups with low-income mothers and twelve interviews with child care providers about terms, images, and tools used to communicate this information. RDNs will leave this session with a better understanding of the current state of science as well as new communication strategies.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 9050, 4150, 6040
- Explain the results of a series of systematic reviews done by USDA's Nutrition Evidence Library on topics of public health importance for infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months, and women who are pregnant.
- Identify three ways to assist child care providers with meeting updated infant meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
- Name two best practices for communicating with parents and child care providers about infant feeding.
- Joanne Spahn, MS, RDN, FADA
- Cheryl Jackson Lewis, MPA, RD, LDN