The Nestlé Nutrition Institute hosts two symposia for health professionals

Jan 11, 2013
THEME OF THE CONGRESS: Upbeat on child health: digestion of science, technology, and care

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) held two satellite symposia at the 4th World Congress of Paediatric, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN), on November 16-17, 2012, in Taipei, Taiwan.

1. The first 1,000 days: Which issues can we tackle through nutrition and how to define effective strategies?

Nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life is a critical period of growth and development, in which nutrition has a vital role to play. The first 1,000 days extends from the beginning of pregnancy (270 days) to the baby’s second birthday (730 days). Early nutrition, including maternal and foetal nutrition, as well as nutrition in infancy, can have long-term consequences for health.

At this symposium, the NNI brought together international experts who presented the topics of:

  • Obesity prevention: Are protein intakes of infants too high?
    Professor Ekhard Ziegler, USA
  • Food allergies: Current status of nutritional strategies for prevention and therapy
    Professor Ralf Heine, Australia

2. Nutritional novelties in the management of paediatric Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, which commonly presents in adolescence and early adulthood. The inflammation is associated with pain and diarrhoea and can lead to malnutrition and weight loss, as well as impaired growth in adolescents. Although there is no cure for Crohn’s disease, nutritional support plays a crucial role in helping to manage the condition.

At this NNI symposium, experts discussed new approaches in nutrition for paediatric Crohn’s disease:

  • Nutritional therapy in Crohn’s disease – more than just the right amount of nutrients
    Professor Frank Ruemmele, France
  • Energy and nutrient requirements in Crohn’s disease – how to ensure a sufficient intake for normal growth and development
    Dr Mark Beattie, United Kingdom
  • Bone and anabolic response of nutritional therapy in Crohn’s disease
    Professor Sybille Koletzko, Germany

More information about both symposia on Nestlé Nutrition Institute

Related information:
Nestlé Nutritional Institute website
Nestlé Health Science website
Maternal and infant nutrition

Previous NNI symposium:
EUGMS 2012 – Advances being made in combining physical and nutritional therapy to mitigate age-related sarcopenia

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