“The Learning Lead” Newsletter Volume 2 – Issue 1 (2016)

Creation Date: Monday, Oct 10, 2016

  • Brain nutrients: Where & how they work together to support cognitive development and learning

Nutrients can be structural brain components, support specific brain functions, and provide energy or metabolites for brain structures and functions, and thus, enable or support cognitive development. The impact of nutrition on neurodevelopment during infancy and early childhood is continually evolving. The support roles of nutrients, individually or in combination, may be limited to specific brain regions and brain functions or be more widespread...
 

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Academic Activities

Scientific symposium – Critical connectivity: Assessing and supporting the development of brain and behaviour

Chairperson:

  • Dr Henry Au Yeung Cheuk-lun (Hong Kong)
Speakers:
  • Professor Weili Lin (USA)
  • Dr Daniel Chiu Cheung-shing (Hong Kong)
  • Dr Fanny Lam Wai-fan (Hong Kong)

The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA) (NEW!)

17-22 August 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Science Updates

Infants are exposed to human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) already in utero (NEW!)

This is the first study to find that human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) is present in amniotic fluid and that the fetus is exposed to HMOs in utero already.

Infant feeding tolerance on formula supplemented with sn-2 palmitate and oligofructose

This study explored the stool characteristics and feeding tolerances of infants fed formulas supplemented with sn-2 palmitate and oligofructose, both exclusively and when mixed-fed with human milk.

Resources

Picky Eating eBook

Practical tips to overcome picky eating behaviours by Kate Di Prima, an accredited practicing dietitian specializing in Paediatrics and a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

Growth Charts

The WHO Child Growth Standards were developed using data collected in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study (MGRS)1.