2020 Nutrition Continuing Education Series (CNE Version): Nutrition and Early Parenthood


The University of Texas at Austin invites you to join our continuing education series in nutrition for adult learners and health professionals.

Featuring expert faculty from the Department of Nutritional Science and the Dell Medical School, our pre-recorded webinars will bring you the latest in nutritional science through the convenience of an online experience.

Starting with a molecular view of nutrition, we'll build your knowledge of practical, everyday nutritious behaviors to increase your understanding of how nutrition relates to health. Four modules containing 3 hours of CNE in each module, are available through this Learning Express site. This is the first module in the series. Each module is stand-alone and they may be completed in any order or independently of each other.

Learn the critical role nutrition plays in pregnancy, postpartum, infancy, and early childhood—and how to eat to promote health during these critical life stages.

 

Topic 1: Nutrition During Pregnancy and Postpartum 1.5 hours

What will I learn?

  • Discuss research literature related to nutrition during pregnancy
  • Define nutrition recommendations for pregnant women related to weight gain, foods to eat and foods to avoid, and nutrients of concern during pregnancy
  • Apply evidence to patient care practice to make evidence-based recommendations to patients during pregnancy and postpartum care

Topic 2: Infant Nutrition, Early Child Nutrition and Food Allergies 1.5 hours

What will I learn?

  • Explain current evidence related to nutrition in infancy and childhood
  • Review the latest literature and recommendations regarding the prevention of food allergies through dietary modulation
  • Identify health-promoting practices in infant feeding and early childhood eating behaviors
  • Apply evidence-based recommendations in the patient care setting
 

Fee

$15.00

CE Hours

3.00

CE Units

0.300

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Registered Nurses

Joint Provider(s)

The University of Texas at Austin Nutrition Institute and Dell Medical School Continuing Medical Education

Requirements for CE Credit

Requirements for CNE Credits: To receive nursing CNE for this continuing education activity, the participant must complete the entire activity and complete and submit the evaluation form.

Learning outcome: At the conclusion of this learning activity, at least 80% of RN’s will report desire to change practice as a result of increased  awareness of the importance of and the process by which diet affects pregnancy, post-partum and child quality of life and health outcomes.
 
Once successful completion has been verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 3 contact hours.
 
Conflicts of Interest: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect or impact educational content with which he or she may have a commercial interest or a potentially biasing relationship of a financial nature.  All planners and presenters/authors/content reviewers must disclose the presence or absence of a conflict of interest relative to this activity.  All potential conflicts are resolved prior to the planning, implementation, or evaluation of the continuing nursing education activity.  All activity planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers have had their Conflict of Interest assessed, identified and resolved by the nurse planner.
The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.    This activity was jointly provided with University of Texas at Austin Nutrition Institute and Dell Medical School Continuing Medical Education.
This course expires December 2, 2022
 

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Objectives for First Section: 
 Discuss research literature related to nutrition during pregnancy
2. Define nutrition recommendations for pregnant women related to weight gain, foods to eat and foods to avoid, and nutrients of concern during pregnancy
3. Apply evidence to patient care practice to make evidence-based recommendations to patients during pregnancy and postpartum care
Objectives for Second Section:
1.Explain current evidence related to nutrition in infancy and childhood
2. Review the latest literature and recommendations regarding the prevention of food allergies through dietary modulation
3. Identify health-promoting practices in infant feeding and early childhood eating behaviors
Apply evidence-based recommendations in the patient care setting

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Beth Widen


Brief Bio : Beth Widen, PhD, RD Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences Dr. Beth Widen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and affiliate faculty at the Population Research Center, and the Departments of Women’s Health and Pediatrics at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a Ph.D. in Nutrition with a minor in Epidemiology from the University of North California at Chapel Hill, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University and is a Registered Dietitian. Her research focuses on the effects of prenatal and early life nutritional exposures on short and long-term maternal and child health by using advanced analytical methods and interdisciplinary approaches. She leads a prospective birth cohort study focusing on nutrition and body composition during pregnancy and neonatal adiposity. She also co-leads an infant feeding intervention program in the Austin area.

Kelli Hawthorne


Brief Bio : Director for Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School Keli Hawthorne is the Director for Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School. She trains physicians, dietitians, medical students and undergraduate students in pediatric nutrition and clinical research study design. As a registered dietitian, Hawthorne’s previous recent research at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine focused on neonatal and pediatric nutrition including mineral absorption, intestinal failure and human milk fortification for premature infants. Hawthorne was a leader in the national efforts to obtain FDA approval for intravenous omega-3 fatty acid lipid emulsions for infants and children in the US with severe liver damage.

Release Date: Dec 2, 2020
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2022

CE Hours

3.00

Fee

$10.00