Webinar is on 19th January 2022, at 17.00h till 18.00h CET.
Webinar language is English.*
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Speaker: Sandra van der Haar
Dietary supplements are popular among parents of children with Down syndrome. Several manufacturers claim beneficial effects on health and cognitive functioning and parents post on social media about the positive changes they observe in their child due to supplementation.
In the Netherlands, the Down Syndrome Foundation (SDS) often receives questions from parents through their helpdesk about whether or not to provide dietary supplements. Therefore, the SDS asked the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) Science Shop last year to investigate whether there is scientific evidence to recommend dietary supplements for children with Down syndrome.
WUR researchers and students spent more than 6 months working on this study, that consisted of fieldwork and an extensive literature study. As part of the fieldwork a survey was conducted among 234 Dutch parents of children with Down Syndrome to gain insights into patterns of dietary supplement use. In addition, parents and professionals (dieticians, physicians and a supplement manufacturer) were interviewed to explore different points of view regarding dietary supplements for children with Down syndrome.
The results of this study have been published in October 2021. In the webinar Sandra van der Haar will give an overview of the main results of the study.