Nutrition, Immunity and Going Back to School

Program Date: 15 September 2020
Publication Date: 10 December 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll explain the many ways that optimal nutrition supports the immune health of children; outline the ways in which high quality nutrition helps a child to recover after illness; and identify the impact of food insecurity in school-aged children. Originally presented as a live webinar on September 15, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Explain the many ways that optimal nutrition supports the immune health of children.
•Outline the ways in which high quality nutrition helps a child to recover after illness.
•Identify the impact of food insecurity in school-aged children.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.4
  • Run Time: 46

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Robert Murray, MD, FAAP

Professor, Dept of Human Nutrition
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Columbus, OH, USA
Dr Robert Murray spent over 20 years in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in the Ohio State University School of Medicine and most recently was the director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition. He also served as the pediatric medical director for Abbott Nutrition from 2003-2006. For 10 years Dr Murray was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health, serving as chair in the final 4 years. He is a Board member of Action for Healthy Kids as well as of the Children’s Hunger Alliance, and previously served on the Board of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Dr Murray is the immediate past-President of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Ava Avalos, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Cook Children's Medical Center
Austin, TX, USA
Dr Avalos currently works at Dell Medical School in the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor, and in Clinical Pediatrics for CommUnity Care Health Center and is the Medical Director of the Student Health Services at Austin ISD. Dr Avalos studied medicine at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. She has previously held positions with Cook Children's Neighborhood Clinics, Washington County Regional Medical Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr Avalos is committed to the well-being and preventive health of children. She strives for equitable quality of healthcare in the pediatric population of all backgrounds.
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