Perceptions About Eating Healthy in WIC Participants.

Perceptions About Eating Healthy in WIC Participants.

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Mar 25;
Kharofa RY, Meurer JR, Nelson D

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The role of nutrition in children’s neurocognitive development, from pregnancy through childhood.

Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7: 97
Nyaradi A, Li J, Hickling S, Foster J, Oddy WH

This review examines the current evidence for a possible connection between nutritional intake (including micronutrients and whole diet) and neurocognitive development in childhood. Earlier studies which have investigated the association between nutrition and cognitive development have focused on individual micronutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, folic acid, choline, iron, iodine, and zinc, and single aspects of diet. The research evidence from observational studies suggests that micronutrients may play an important role in the cognitive development of children. However, the results of intervention trials utilizing single micronutrients are inconclusive. More generally, there is evidence that malnutrition can impair cognitive development, whilst breastfeeding appears to be beneficial for cognition. Eating breakfast is also beneficial for cognition. In contrast, there is currently inconclusive evidence regarding the association between obesity and cognition. Since individuals consume combinations of foods, more recently researchers have become interested in the cognitive impact of diet as a composite measure. Only a few studies to date have investigated the associations between dietary patterns and cognitive development. In future research, more well designed intervention trials are needed, with special consideration given to the interactive effects of nutrients. HubMed – eating


The diabetes initiative of South Carolina and the 18th annual diabetes fall symposium for health care professionals.

Am J Med Sci. 2013 Apr; 345(4): 260-2

: The Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina (DSC) is charged with the development of guidelines for the management of diabetes and supporting adherence to evidence-based standards for education and care. The DSC is committed to lowering the burden of diabetes in the state through translation of evidence-based standards of clinical practice, and patient and community education centered on blood glucose control, blood pressure control, healthy eating, physical activity, and foot care. The DSC has developed many programs for the education of a variety of health professionals about diabetes and its complications. DSC has sponsored 18 Annual Diabetes Fall Symposia for primary health care professionals featuring education on all aspects of diabetes mellitus. The intent of the program is to enhance the lifelong learning process of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and other health care professionals by providing educational opportunities and to advance the quality and safety of patient care. HubMed – eating


Eating Behaviors, Diet Quality, and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Brief Review.

J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Mar 23;
Kral TV, Eriksen WT, Souders MC, Pinto-Martin JA

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their caregivers face unique challenges in the children’s daily eating routines and food intake patterns. The aim of this brief review is to describe eating behaviors of children with ASD, including increased food neophobia and food selectivity, and review findings on children’s diet quality, and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Advancing knowledge about the interrelationships between these nutrition-related domains in children with ASD is expected to have important implications for clinical nursing practice and caregiver care. HubMed – eating