First Steps on the Road to Good Health: An Infant Nutrition Update

Numerous data have highlighted the relationship between the nutrition received in infancy/early childhood and future health. Breast-feeding remains the "gold-standard"; however, more than half of all US infants are formula-fed by the age of 6 months. As health conditions such as obesity and allergic disorders remain on the rise, increased attention is being given to the relationship between early nutrition and the development of such conditions.

This series of 3 clinical case studies will explore many of the nutritional issues that clinicians who manage the care of infants are likely to encounter in practice. The activity will prepare participants to more effectively counsel parents on the latest recommendations and evidence-based data on optimal infant feeding and to help set the stage for positive health throughout each child's life span.

As a complement to this program, a downloadable Parent Education tip sheet is available to be printed and distributed to parents/caretakers. This sheet will better enable parents to make appropriate nutritional choices throughout the first year of a baby's life.

This series is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Courses No Longer Available for Credit

These activities are supported by an educational grant from

and sponsored by


Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Nutrition Medical Director of Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN)
Division of Neonatology & Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
UC San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Nancy Murray, RN, BSN, MSN
Director of Clinical Trials
Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
Omaha, NE

Laurel J. Prestridge, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Omaha, NE