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“Bioactivity of Milk Fat Globule Membranes (MFGMs) and Their Impact on Infant Growth and Development” – CE expires 3/31/18

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Bioactivity of Milk Fat Globule Membranes (MFGMs) and Their Impact on Infant Growth and Development “”

Presenter reviews the bioactive components of human milk, with a focus on the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM). The MFGM is a complex of components shown to inhibit various pathogens, and contribute to brain myelination and function. Presenter will specifically discuss MFGM’s contributions to brain function and development, and analyze the evidence base supporting MFGM use in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives  |  At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify key components required for health, brain function and development
  • Explain how MFGM may support the developing central nervous system and prevent infections
  • Use evidence-based research to develop a supplementation plan that best aligns with the bioactivities provided by human milk

Presenter:  Bo Lönnerdal, Ph.D., distinguished professor of nutrition and internal medicine, University of California, Davis

Target Audience: This activity was developed for physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians and other health care professionals who care for newborns, infants and toddlers.

Continuing Education Information: The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 1.0 contact hours are also available for nurses, nurse practitioners and dietitians. Additional Accreditation and Certification information found here.

The estimated time to complete the activity is 1.0 hour. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

This activity was reviewed on April 1, 2016 and is eligible for credit through 3/31/18.

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Courses on Infant and Pediatric Health are offered through The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences. The site is sponsored by an educational grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition.