admin News January 4, 2015

PRESS Release:  Jan. 12, 2015
Contact: Paul Cesare, Coordinator
Mother & Child Health Coalition
(816) 283-6242 ext. 239                                                         pcesare@mchc.net

Community Meeting on Pregnancy and Poverty: Dietetics and Genetics 1-13-2015

What:  Educational meeting hosted by Mother & Child Health to present and discuss research related to poverty and its impact upon pregnancy, particularly involving dietetics and genetics. Two researchers from The University of Kansas Medical Center join the Pregnancy, Infant & Child Health Committee to discuss this important issue:

  • Susan Carlson, PhD, the AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition in the Departments of Dietetics and Nutrition at The University of Kansas Medical Center.  Dr. Carlson has held the position of Consulting Editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is currently on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, and is President for the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.
  • Prabhu Parimi, MBA, MD, FAAP, professor in the Dept. of Pediatrics at The University of Kansas Medical Center and Chief of Neonatology at The University of Kansas Hospital.

Where: Children’s Campus of Kansas City, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101.

When: 9 – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Objectives of the Meeting:

  1. Describe how nutrition and poverty impact pregnancy and infant/toddler development.
  2. Know the general poverty data for the United States of America and how it compares globally.
  3. Understand the effect of nutrition upon genetics.
  4. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) assists in brain development for the infancy/toddler stages of life.  Attendees will learn how DHA and brain development impact poverty outcomes.

Weather Policy: If either KCMO School District or KU Medical Center classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.

Mother & Child Health Coalition Mission: Every child deserves a healthy start; it is the best gift a community can give its children and itself.  Mother & Child Health Coalition works together with community partners and families to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care.