Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Child Health Issues
A child's risk for poor health begins early in life. Recent advances have shown the benefits of breastfeeding beyond simple nutrition, and have highlighted immunological and cognitive advantages to infants and the critical role of the pregnancy-lactation cycle to mothers. This session will enhance practitioners’ skills in educating and communicating evidence based child feeding information including developmental readiness, and responsive feeding, to help children get a healthy start on life. Planned with the Nutrition Educations for the Public DPG.Position and Practice Paper - Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding
Describe three areas of research related to the advantages of breastfeeding that goes beyond nutrition.
Apply evidence-based knowledge on breastfeeding, developmental readiness, and responsive feeding to inform their practice.
Identify three strategies that can be used in communicating evidence based child feeding information to the public.
Monday, Oct 8, 2012
Obesity and Weight Management
Research has shown that low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) either reduce caloric intake and body weight or are without effect, depending on study duration. Debate continues about whether foods containing LCS are sensed properly by the brain, or lead to increased food or hunger. Data from the ILSI conference, "Low-Calorie Sweeteners, Appetite and Weight Control: What the Science Tells Us," offered insight about the state of the science of LCS to help develop this session and create practical implications.Objectives:
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of study designs related to LCS and weight management.
- Describe the known and potential impact of short and long term LCS use on appetite, satiety and body weight.
- Incorporate this knowledge into weight-management and lifestyle practices.
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