9:45 am - 10:45 am | Independence E | The Evidence Base for Feeding Success of Infants and Young Children: Past, Present and Future.

The Evidence Base for Feeding Success of Infants and Young Children: Past, Present and Future.

9:45 am – 10:45 am | Friday, 7/21 | Independence E

Moderator: Johanna Dwyer, ScD, RD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Speakers: Johanna Dwyer, ScD, RD, Tufts University School of Medicine; Erin Quann, PhD, RD, Gerber Nutrition Research; Susan Johnson, PhD, UC Denver

This session will give participants a venue to reflect on SNEB's 50-year history focusing on infant and young child nutrition, feeding  and caregiver education from an SNEB past president's perspective. Two additional speakers will provide a preview of the latest data from the Nestle Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS 2016), and new research that can help support the evidence base for dietary guidance provided to caregivers to successfully feed these young population groups.  The session will conclude with a moderated Q & A, followed by an opportunity for participants to have discussions with the speakers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe SNEB’s history of nutrition education on the topic of feeding practices of infants and young children.
  2. Participants will increase knowledge of the new findings from the 2016 Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) and understand progress and challenges compared to past FITS.  They will be able to utilize this knowledge to guide and improve their future nutrition education strategies for parents and caregivers.
  3. Participants will be able to identify best practices for addressing responsive feeding of infants and young children.

Session sponsored by the Nutrition Education for Children Division.