Part 1 of 2: Can we help 'new moms' eat better to help prevent allergies in their babies?
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Speaker: Catherine J. Field, PhD RD,Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science, University of Alberta
An infant's immune system develops early in life and one of the most important functions is the ability to learn how to 'tolerate' foods in their diet. Failure to develop immune tolerance results in in food allergies. There is an increasing incidence of food related allergies in infants and the diet is likely one of the causes. Breast feeding reduces the risk of developing allergies, but recent studies have suggested that there are foods and nutrients that mom can eat while breast feeding that can improve immune tolerance and even further reduce the chance that her child will develop a food allergy. This seminar will present new recommendations and research that provides evidence that we can feed our babies better to prevent food allergies.
About the Speaker:
Catherine Jane Field, PhD, RD
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science,University of Alberta
Catherine Field obtained her PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism the University of Alberta followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University. She began her academic career at the U of Alberta in 1991. Her research program centers on the effect of nutrition on the development of the immune system and the role of specific fatty acids in the treatment of breast cancer. She is a co-PI for the large maternal infant cohort, APrON (Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition), She has published more than 250 peer reviewed publications. She has received the McCalla and Killam Professorships from the University of Alberta, and the Earl Willard McHenry Award for Leadership in Nutrition from the Canadian Nutrition Society. Dr. Field currently serves on the International Life Sciences Board of Trustees, is an Associate Editor for the American Society for Nutrition review journal Advances in Nutrition and is the 2018/2019 president of the American Society for Nutrition.
** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Thursday, June 21, 2018
Last Updated: June 25, 2018
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