“The Learning Lead” Newsletter Volume 5 – Issue 1 (2018)

Creation Date: Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018

  • Early life nutrition may influence developmental myelination and cognition
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Academic Activities

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


  • Dr Henry Au Yeung Cheuk-lun (Hong Kong)
  • 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

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and microbiome modulate neonatal rotavirus infection (NEW!)

This study provided insights on the potential role of bioactive components in human milk such as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and the microbiome in impacting the performance of live, attenuated rotavirus vaccines.

Factors shaping early development (NEW!)

This review article summarized current findings on the influences of various factors on early development, for example, how maternal diet and weight affect fetal development. The potential impact of nutrient imbalance on brain structure and cognitive development was also discussed.


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.