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The Nutricious and Delicious Brain (NEW!)

Infancy and early childhood are rapid and sensitive periods of cognitive and behavioral development. This cognitive development is mirrored by the changing brain structure, function, and...

Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies' brain development?

The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional...

Low iron, vitamin B12 reserves linked to behavior concerns in young boys

Significant iron deficiency and low blood levels of vitamin B12 in boys around age 8 are associated with behavior problems when they get to middle school, according to new research from Bogotá,...

Scientific Opinion On The Substantiation Of Health Claims Related To Foods With Reduced Lactose Content And Decreasing Gastro-Intestinal Discomfort

Panel stated consumption of foods with reduced lactose may help to decrease GI discomfort caused by lactose intake in lactose intolerant individuals.

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Nutrition and the infant gut microbiota (NEW!)

The infant microbiota colonization process runs in parallel with immune system maturation, affecting intestinal physiology and regulation. Accumulating evidence suggests that microbial exposition...

How does the brain really work? (NEW!)

Over the last decades, epidemiological and interventional studies have shown that nutrition and some specific nutrients impact brain and cognitive development and brain health, functionally and...

Academic Activities

3rd Pediatric Endocrinology Update: “Healthly Hormonal Lifespan: From Fetus to Adolescent”

Speaker:
Associate Professor Craig Munns
Margaret Zacharin

Topic:
Material Thyroid Dysfunction: The Effects on Their Babies
Maternal Metabolic Imbalance: Its Impact on fetal growth Early Nutrition and Metabolic
Outcome Congenital Hypothyroid Newborn Screening: What To Do with Abnormal Result?

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UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development (NEW!)

Scientists at UNC and UMN embarked on the Baby Connectome Project (BCP), a groundbreaking NIH study launched in 2016 designed to quantitatively map human brain connectivity from birth through early childhood. Now, researchers are going one step further with the “BCP-Enriched” initiative, a four-year research project funded through Wyeth Nutrition to substantially expand the scope of the original study and explore the connections between nutrition and brain development processes in children ages 0-3 years.

Resources

CDC Developmental Milestones

Developmental milestones of when and how children grasp skills of crawling, walking, smiling, learning, speaking and etc.

The Early Nutrition eAcademy (ENeA)

NEW MODULE – “Infant Formula Feeding” is available NOW!

Outline:

  • An Introduction to Infant Formula Feeding
  • Indications for and Effects of Infant Formula Feeding
  • Types and Composition of Infant Formula
  • Correct Formula Preparation and Bottle Feeding

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