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 connectivity and requires the orchestrated delivery of key nutrients, including lipids, minerals, vitamins, and micronutrients.

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 research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants' developing brains, according to research to be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.

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, Colombia, led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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.

NIH Blueprint For Neuroscience

Fact sheet on the mission, Human Connectome Project /Grand Challenges, BRAIN initiative, resource and future of NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience.

Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to zinc and normal growth pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

The EFSA NDA panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship has been established between the dietary intake of zinc and normal growth.

Scientific Opinion on nutrient requirements and dietary intakes of infants and young children in the European Union

This Opinion described dietary intakes and requirements in infants and young children in Europe and the potential role of young-child formulae.

Scientific Opinion on the essential composition of infant and follow-on formulae

This opinion reviews the opinion provided by the Scientific Committee on Food in 2003 on the essential requirements of infant and follow-on formulae.

Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to DHA and contribution to normal brain development pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

An opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and contribution to normal brain development.
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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?

Documents

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.

Resources

CDC Developmental Milestones

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

Neurodevelopmental MRI Database

Offers average MRIs and associated MRI volumes as references for neurodevelopmental work for 2 weeks of age through 89 years of age.