The Learning Lead - Volume 4, Issue 1 2017 - DHA, Choline, and Lutein Intakes are Associated with Cognitive Performance in School Age Children

Findings on how DHA, choline, and lutein intakes are associated with cognitive performance in school age children

The Role Of Probiotics And Prebiotics In Inducing Gut Immunity

Reviewed latest scientific findings on mechanisms that pre and probiotics can influence gut immunity and how to translate into therapeutic strategies.

Paediatric Applications of Prebiotics (NEW!)

Bacteria are prevalent in the human gut as part of the gut microbiome. Most have a benign effect; however some may cause disorder and others are positive for our health. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are uniquely found in human milk and represent the third largest component. HMO are thought to confer some of the health benefits associated with breast feeding including the development of improved gut microbiota, reducing infection, improving immune function, possible role in promoting brain development. Emerging science also supports a role in growth and metabolism.

The Learning Lead - Volume 5, Issue 1 2017 - The Effect of Myelin-Relevant Nutrients on Brain Myelination and Cognitive Development (NEW!)

The association between brain development and nutrition has been gaining attention due to emerging evidence on the detrimental effect of nutritional deficiencies on cognitive functioning in infants.

Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to DHA and contribution to normal brain development pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

An opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and contribution to normal brain development.

The Basics of Brain Development (NEW!)

This chapter is intended to provide an overview of some very basic principles of brain development, drawn from contemporary developmental neurobiology.

Synergistic Effects Of Human Milk Nutrients In The Support Of Infant Recognition Memory: An Observational Study (NEW!)

Studied relation of human milk lutein, choline and DHA with recognition memory. Nutrients Interactions appear important to predict infant cognition.

Food Consumption Patterns of Infants and Toddlers: Where Are We Now? (NEW!)

The data from FITS 2008 was compared to the data from 2002 and improvements and gaps in the diet of infants and toddlers were identified.

Fully Network-Driven Structural MRI Connectomes

Study illustrated the proposed approach of brain MRI connectomics methods in three age groups: neonates, 6-month-old infants, and adults.

A DTI-Based Template-Free Cortical Connectome Study of Brain Maturation

A template-free ‘‘baby connectome’’ study mapping brain networks in premature neonates, term-born neonates, six-month-old infants, and adults.

Implementation Of Nutritional Strategies Decreases Postnatal Growth Restriction In Preterm Infants

Study reported optimized and individualized nutritional intervention promotes postnatal growth of preterm infants without any effect on % fat mass.

The Role Of Nutrition In Children’s Neurocognitive Development, From Pregnancy Through Childhood

Discussed possible associations of individual nutrient intakes and more recently dietary patterns to neurocognitive development in childhood.

Nutrient intakes of children aged 1–2 years as a function of milk consumption, cows’ milk or growing-up milk

The study reported the cow milk consumption increased risk of nutrient insufficiency of Fe, vitamin D and etc and growing-up milk reduced such risk.

The Role Of Infant Nutrition In The Prevention Of Future Disease

Reviewed the evidence of early nutritional intervention and future disease prevention including allergic, immunologic, and cardiovascular diseases.

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Academic Activities

Nourishing A Healthy Brain: What Nutrients Do Infants Need Now?

Reviewed the association of specific lipids and phospholipids with neurodevelopmental outcomes, and advances and future research in infant nutrition.

Documents

Synergistic Effects Of Human Milk Nutrients In The Support Of Infant Recognition Memory: An Observational Study (NEW!)

Studied relation of human milk lutein, choline and DHA with recognition memory. Nutrients Interactions appear important to predict infant cognition.

Food Consumption Patterns of Infants and Toddlers: Where Are We Now? (NEW!)

The data from FITS 2008 was compared to the data from 2002 and improvements and gaps in the diet of infants and toddlers were identified.

Resources

The Early Nutrition eAcademy (ENeA)

Outline:

  • An Introduction to Infant Formula Feeding
  • Indications for and Effects of Infant Formula Feeding
  • Types and Composition of Infant Formula
  • Correct Formula Preparation and Bottle Feeding

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

USDA United States Department of Agriculture food composition database for more than 8000 foods including all food groups and baby foods as well.