Quality Nutrition for Healthy Growth

Program Date: October 2016
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of early identification of children at risk for nutritional-related growth conditions
  • Identify the tools for assessment of under-nutrition, over-nutrition, and obesity in children
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4150,3000,2100,3090
  • Media Format(s): Group Program and Self-Study (English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Virginia A. Stallings, MD

Director of Nutrition Center Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery Surgeon in Chief and Co-Director, Bloomberg Children's Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr Stallings is the Director, Office of Faculty Development, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. She is a pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr Stallings is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Nutrition and has served on many task forces dealing with the nutritional needs of children. She is well recognized in the field of nutrition and has received numerous awards for her service. Dr. Stallings has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals in addition to abstracts, book chapters and presentations in the field.

Moshe Phillip, MD

Director, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes National Center of Childhood Diabetes, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Moshe Phillip is a pediatric endocrinologist and has been the Director of the Institute for Endocrinology and Diabetes, the National Center for Childhood Diabetes at the Schneider Children's Medical Center, Petah Tikva. Dr. Phillip is an active member of national and international organizations, such as the Israeli National Committee for Child Health Care, the Israeli National Committee for Diabetes, International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), and The European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE). He is co-Chairman of the International Conference for Advanced Technologies and Treatments of Diabetes (ATTD) and of the International Conference on Nutrition and Growth (N&G). Dr. Phillip has published more than 240 manuscripts, including books, such as the Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) Yearbooks, and chapters in books.

Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD

Associate Director Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Nutrition

Barbara Marriage is an Associate Director in Global Regulatory Science and Innovation involved in early stage projects in both adult and pediatric nutrition. She was previously Manager of the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition group in Scientific and Medical Affairs and was responsible for clinical research in the area of pediatrics and maternal nutrition. Barbara received a BSc in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph, an MSc in Nutrition and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta. Before joining Abbott in 2002, she worked for over 20 years as a clinical research dietitian with extensive experience in the nutritional management of patients and families with inborn errors of metabolism. She is presently President of Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International (GMDI). Her research interests include early programming, childhood obesity, maternal health and inborn errors of metabolism. Dr Marriage has published over 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters and newsletters, and has given many presentations on nutrition related topics.

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