Nutrition and the Fetal Programming of Chronic Disease - Part 2

Program Date: June 2011
Continuing Education Units: Nurse 1.0 Contact Hours, Dietitian 1.0 CPEU

Course Description:

This is Part Two of the 2nd module in Maternal Nutrition. The content of this program centers around the concept of "Developmental Plasticity" and the relationship between fetal growth and adult chronic conditions.


To present evidence based information on the mechanisms of how life long diseases are "programmed" in the fetus in pregnancy and beyond.

Course Objectives:

  • Define "Developmental Plasticity."
  • Identify potential adaptations of the fetus as a result of environmental challenges.
  • Describe the relationship between fetal growth and adult hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2050, 2070, 2090, 4090
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.2.1,10.2.10
  • Media Format(s): Video(English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Robert D. Murray, MD

Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Robert Murray has more than 20 years experience in pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition and weight management. Dr. Murray's pirmary expertise is in obesity prevention, identification and treatment, along with issues related to school nutrition and health.


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