Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™ (FNCE®)

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The 2021 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ will be held virtually.

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PNPG Events at FNCE®

PNPG at FNCE®: Ask the Pediatric Nutrition Experts

Date: Sunday, October 17th 2020

Time: 5:00 pm (Central Time Zone)

Link for more information: Coming soon!

Event Summary: The Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (PNPG) will be hosting a live virtual Q&A and networking session on WebEx with leading pediatric nutrition experts. This free event and open to anyone. You do not need to be a PNPG member or be registered for FNCE®. This event is perfect for individuals exploring a career in pediatric nutrition or looking to shift career paths within the specialty. Tune in to ask your questions during the live moderated event or send your questions to PNPG by October 15th Registration (free, and open to all) is required.

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PNPG Spotlight Session

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Central Time)

The Microbiome in Infant Health and Disease

Stephanie Harshman PhD, RD, LD - Research Fellow, Clinical Dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital

Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc - Assistant Professor, Attending Physician Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital

Moderator: Kimberly Zeender Christy, RD, LD, CLC - PNPG Chair


There is increasing evidence that implicates gastrointestinal microbiota as a critical player in the development of diseases in children. Epidemiological studies suggest that early life exposures can alter the gut microbial composition such that differential composition and colonization may influence disease risk. The objective of this session is to review the role of early life exposures in altering the infant gut microbiome and the impact on disease risk, including obesity and allergic diseases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what and how early life exposures manipulate the development of the infant microbiome.
  • Characterize the microbial shifts that occur in obesity and allergic diseases.
  • Identify and explain current interventions targeting the gut microbiome in infancy to reduce disease risk.

Pediatric Nutrition Topics

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Special Mention: Sessions Provided by PNPG Members

Names of PNPG members are indicated in bold.

Special mentions coming soon!