Recorded: EIP 2011 ● Language: English ● Duration: 37 minutes Topic: Pediatric Nutrition


Speaker: LINDA ADAIR, Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  Learning Objectives: (1) Gain an appreciation of how numerous aspects of infant and young child feeding (including feeding mode, diet composition, taste, and dietary patterns), relate to adult obesity and risk developing non-communicable diseases. (2) Identify pathways through which early feeding affects adult outcomes, including the potential for child growth to mediate the effects of early feeding.
(3) Understand the role of tracking, or persistence of patterns related to common underlying factors as an explanation for the link between early child feeding and later health outcomes.