Preterm Nutrition: Effect on Growth, Morbidity and Cognition

Nutrition of extremely preterms is one of the most important areas for improvement in neonatal care. Nutrition of preterm infants can be improved by: Education of physicians, improved parenteral nutrition solutions, prescribing iron drops to all newborns with birth weight < 2500g

Feeding Oligosaccharides (prebiotics) to the Preterm Infant

Importance of feeding prebiotics to preterm infants. To reduction stool viscosity, improvement of gastrointestinal transit, positive effect on gut flora, less serious neonatal infections.

Effects of Lipids and Related Nutrients on Cognitive Outcomes in Infants and Toddlers

The importance of lipid related components for normal brain development in infants and toddlers.

Early Nutrition Preterm Infants

Mechanisms that early nutrition impacts later health including metabolic programing, brain development, gut microbiota

Early Nutrition And The Impact On Long-Term Outcomes

Mechanisms that early nutrition impacts later health including metabolic programing, brain development, gut microbiota, and healthy eating habits.

CDC training models-Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

CDC training models to early care providers on how to monitor children’s development and communicate with their parents. CME credit available.

Iron Intake And Human Milk Fat Globule Membranes In Neuro Development

Reviewed the role of iron supplementation, delayed cord clamping, and key proteins of the human milk fat globular membrane in early neuro development.

The PedsQL™ Scoring Algorithm. Scoring The Pediatric Quality Of Life Inventory™

Learning module on the PedsQL™ Generic Core Scales including Physical Functioning, Emotional Functioning, Social Functioning, and School Functioning.

Prebiotics And Gut Health: Friends In Low Places

Discussing the influence of the microbiome on digestive and other illnesses and prebiotics’ role in overall health of infants, children, and adults.

Hot Topics - Maintaining A Healthy Microbiome - Keys To Having Gut Bacteria Play Well Together In The Sandbox

Describing the gut as a functional ecosystem and discussing pre- and probiotics, and their current health aspect drivers and emerging health benefits.

Lipid Metabolism In Neonates And Infants

Reviewed the correlation of specific fatty acid intakes and developmental outcomes focusing DHA and sn2 palmitate and their role in developing infant.

Promoting Cognitive Development Through Advancing Nutrition

Providing specific quantified health burden estimates of diverse infant feeding practices that can help inform related public health policy.

The Role of Oligosaccharides on the Immune System and Long-term Outcomes

The viewer should have an augmented understanding of the importance of oligosaccharides in human health.

Behaviour Impact, Result of the FITS and MING Study in USA and China

Important weaning practices and insights from dietary data to develop healthy eating habits early in life: case studies from FITS 2008 and Ming 2012.

The Role of Palmitic Acid in Infant Nutrition

The high sn2 palmitic acid has been shown to improve calcium absorption and other health outcomes when added to infant formula.

Pediatric Gastroenteritis in Emergency Medicine

Practice essentials on Paediatric Gastroenteritis in Emergency Medicine includes overview, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.


Discussed and addressed questions on supplementations of DHA and sn2 palmitic acid to infant formula.
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3rd Pediatric Endocrinology Update: “Healthly Hormonal Lifespan: From Fetus to Adolescent”

Associate Professor Craig Munns
Margaret Zacharin

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?


Specific Breast Milk Nutrients May Work Together To Influence Cognitive Abilities Of 6-Month-Old Infants

Reviewed the cohort study abstract that specific breast milk nutrients may work together to influence cognitive development and possible mechanisms.

Synergistic Effects Of Human Milk Nutrients In The Support Of Infant Recognition Memory: An Observational Study

Studied relation of human milk lutein, choline and DHA with recognition memory. Nutrients Interactions appear important to predict infant cognition.


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!


  • 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