In "First 1,000 Days of Life: Relationship Between Early Life Nutrition and Future Health Outcomes", Dr. Avena will discuss the importance of good nutrition in early life and how it can impact cognitive functioning, immune system health, and food preferences later in life. The latest research findings on how excess sugar and too much intake of highly processed foods can impact the brain and behavioral development will be discussed. Practical tips on how people can incorporate healthier food options into the diet during pregnancy and early life will be discussed.
Performance Indicators* / Learning Objectives:
4.2.6 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).