Increasing WIC participation by improving accessOctober 29th 2020
Access is a problem when it comes to Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participation, with many low-income families living in food deserts where WIC-approved goods are hard to find.
Can high-calorie refeeding process lead to better anorexia outcomes?October 23rd 2020
When treating patients with anorexia nervosa and malnourishment, the current standard of care involves starting with low calories and then advancing with caution. A new investigation examines whether a higher calorie refeeding protocol could be more beneficial to patients with no increase in adverse events.
National diet guidelines includes infants and toddlers, offers food allergy prevention guidanceOctober 6th 2020
For the first time since it was first published in 1980, the Dietary Guidelines will include recommendations for children up to age 2 years and includes information on preventing food allergies.
Watching out for eating disorders in kids and teensOctober 4th 2020
Eating may become disordered for some pediatric patients. A presentation at the virtual 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition gives guidance on how to identify and manage eating disorders in pediatrics.
Impact of SNAP on food spendingSeptember 22nd 2020
For low-income families, securing an adequate supply of nutritious foods can be a challenge. There are public programs to help supplement grocery budgets, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but do these help needy families improve their overall nutrition?
Feeding issues need a family approachSeptember 14th 2020
Parents and caregivers of children with feeding disorders face lot of hurdles. Pediatricians can help by providing family-centered holistic, well-rounded care that takes both medical and social issues into consideration.
Children who use WIC longer eat betterSeptember 14th 2020
Children who are eligible in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and stay enrolled at least until age 2 years fare better than children who leave the program early, despite still being eligible.
Does prenatal mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency lead to risk of intellectual disabilities in offspring?July 16th 2020
Severe iodine deficiency in pregnancy has been linked to intellectual disabilities in offspring. An investigation studies whether the same is true for mild-to-moderate deficiency.