Online Program

Research to Practice: Infant and Toddler Feeding

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Research has shown that the period from conception to age five is critical for developing a child’s food preferences and long-term feeding habits, and that undernutrition during this period can compromise a child’s health, educational achievement, and even adult productivity. This session will take a deeper look into the role parents play in shaping their children’s eating habits during this critical time as well as the impact gender-related behaviors and sources and types of infant feeding advice have on feeding behaviors.
Session Objectives: Learn the roles minority fathers play in feeding their families, and discuss implications for nutrition interventions designed to promote healthy eating habits among children. Explain the potential impact of integrating gender-sensitive social and behavioral change strategies in nutrition programming. Discuss the importance of considering the complex nature of health information in social environments and how they can be considered in interventions to facilitate optimal infant feeding behaviors.
Sally Squires, MS, MS and Andrea Anater, PhD, MPH, MA

How do minority fathers perceive their roles in feeding their children?   
Cesar Higgins Tejera, Betty T. Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD, Jessica Guernsey, MPH and Derek Griffith, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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