Nutrition SIG


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SIG Description

The Nutrition SIG of the APA brings together health professionals committed to effective nutrition research, practice, and teaching in academic and community pediatrics.


The goals for Teacher's Guide project are:



  1. To highlight the role of nutrition in specialty and subspecialty care 
  2. To provide a platform for members with similar interests in medical nutrition to share ideas and resources  
  3. To enhance nutrition education and training  
  4. To spark interest in attaining recognition by the American Board of Medical Specialties for physician nutritional specialists.



Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide is a web-based project. The Teacher's Guide project is based on a theory of "stepping stone-education." Pediatric Nutrition Notes provides essential information. The case-based modules that follow permit teachers to present and discuss material developed for resident and physician education. The modules were developed for use by non-expert teachers as well as by physicians and residents for self-learning and CME credits.

Material for the Teacher"s Guide is placed on its web-site when ready. Our most recent advance is to have the project chosen by UNICEF for education on "non-infectious" diseases in childhood likely to affect the health and well being of children globally. A new "Part V, Preventive and Public health Nutrition, A Global Perspective" is in preparation.

The web-site for the Teacher's guide is http://www.downstate.edu/peds/pednutrition.html; however an easier way to reach it is to type either "Teaching Pediatric Nutrition" or simply "Pediatric Nutrition" into the Google or Yahoo Search bar. Our project comes up first consistently.


About the Teacher's Guide:

The Teacher's Guide begins with Pediatric Nutrition Notes, a primer written originally for 3rd year medical students. These Notes provide the essential language of nutrition as well as a matrix into which subsequent learning can be fit. The second part of the Teacher's Guide is an eight section set of teaching modules developed to address nutrition principles through the life cycle -- neonatal, early infancy, later infancy, toddler and pre-school, etc.

The Teacher's Guide project is based on a theory of "stepping stone-education." Pediatric Nutrition Notes provides essential information. The case-based modules that follow permit teachers to present and discuss material developed for resident and physician education. The modules were developed for use by non-expert teachers as well as by physicians and residents for self-learning and CME credits.

Material for the Teacher's Guide will be placed on this web-site when ready.



Annual Report

Co-chairs:  Robert Karp M.D.  & Liliane Diab M.D.

SIG purpose/mission:  The mission of the nutrition sig is to bring together  health professionals committed to effective nutrition teaching and practice in pediatrics.

Current SIG goals:
1. To provide essential knowledge of pediatric nutrition
2. To share research, best practices and resources.

Annual summary:
We had a good turnout for the Nutrition SIG meeting at PAS in Toronto.  We began with a research presentation from the Nutrition Young Investigators  awardees. Dr. Megan Pesch presented her research on the role of portion size in maternal restrictive feeding behaviors among mothers of obese and non-obese children. Dr. Laura Kair presented her research on the effects of providing breast pumps upon hospital discharge on improving exclusive breastfeeding among low income, first time mothers. Dr. Robert Karp presented a special session about the development of online content modules for active learning in nutrition for the American Board of Pediatrics exam. This project is ongoing and we welcome all members sharing Dr. Karp’s interest to attend and discuss their ideas. Our meeting in 2019 will focus on the role of the nutrition subspecialty clinic in providing comprehensive nutritional assessment and dietary counseling to pediatric patients. Our 2019 SIG keynote address Dr Deborah Frank MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center will share her journey in establishing the Grow clinic. We will discuss the nutrition subspecialty in both the academic and community setting, especially as it relates to providing care for high risk and low-income patients. We look forward to the new directions of the nutrition SIG     Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest: Education sig, obesity sig, environmental health, global health, integrative pediatrics. 

Other groups:
The Education SIG



July 2015 Newsletter Article

Dear APA colleagues,

Understandably, the focus of nutrition research and advocacy over the last decade has been control of the obesity epidemic. We want to engage or re-engage APA members with an interest in nutrition in its totality. This could be in curriculum, metabolism, evaluation, intervention and advocacy. Please click here to put your short comment on area of personal interest and email to RKarp@downstate.edu.

SIG Chair:
Robert Karp
rkarp@downstate.edu

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Liliane Diab, MD
13123 east 16th avenue #270
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (720) 777-0116
liliane.diab@childrenscolorado.org

Robert Karp, MD
45 South Harrison St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (NON) E-NONE
robert.karp@downstate.edu


 

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