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The Academy's Strategic Plan calls for expanding prospective food and nutrition research to create stronger evidence for associations between nutrition services, dietary behaviors, and health outcomes. The largest ongoing prospective study evaluating the health and nutrition outcomes of children in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program is the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2, and in early 2018, results from the study's first two years were published. Join leaders of this sentinel study as they reveal the latest findings on early childhood dietary behaviors, self-feeding progressions, and the relationship between feeding decisions and child care and maternal employment patterns. Speakers highlight how the behaviors of children in WIC align with the pediatric nutrition recommendations of AND and other professional organizations. Future research needs and opportunities will be explored, and RDNs and NDTRs will learn how the study's most recent report can inform their own practices.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 9020, 9060, 9040
- Describe how the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 contributes to the Academy's strategic plan by expanding prospective research on early childhood feeding practices.
- Compare the dietary intakes of children in WIC to the current standards for pediatric nutrition.
- Discuss how the food, activity, and weight trends of low-income children on WIC impact nutrition education and counseling.
- Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD
- Shannon Whaley, PhD
- Courtney Paolicelli, DRPH, RDN. LD, CDE