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Nutrition in Early Childhood Development: Promoting Optimal Outcomes in Early Intervention
This training will provide EI providers 1.5 credit hours as they acquire an essential overview of nutrition therapy and services offered in Early Intervention. Providers, across all disciplines, will have the opportunity to learn about key nutrition topics related to early childhood and understand the role that optimal nutrition plays in reaching developmental milestones. Topics will include growth trends, key nutrients for growth and development, factors that increase nutrition risk, and when a nutrition assessment should be considered.

Aug 27, 2020 06:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Betsy Hjelmgren, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN
Pediatric Dietitian @Feed to Succeed, LLC
Betsy Hjelmgren is a registered pediatric dietitian and founder of Feed to Succeed, LLC. Licensed in the State of Illinois since 1999, Betsy began her career in pediatric nutrition at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she spent four years on staff and faculty before accepting a position at Children’s Memorial (now Lurie Children’s Hospital) in 2003. Betsy earned her certification as a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition (CSP) before opening Glenview-based Feed to Succeed in 2008. She continues to teach graduate level pediatric nutrition at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center every spring semester, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other students and health professionals.
Amanda Gordon, RD, LDN, IBCLC
Pediatric Dietitian, Lactation Consultant @Feed to Succeed, LLC
Amanda is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist. She works as a Pediatric Dietitian at Feed to Succeed, LLC. She is also a credentialed Early Intervention Specialist and Evaluator in the State of Illinois. Amanda’s areas of expertise include maternal/child health, neonatal and infant care, nutrition assessment and counseling. Her specific skills include monitoring infant and toddler growth, feeding regimens and transitions, gastrointestinal conditions requiring specialty nutrition, breastfeeding and the use of breast milk with medically complex infants and toddlers. She also enjoys teaching and training, research, and team building. Amanda is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).