Feeding Gen Alpha: What are our youngest Australians eating?

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Australian infant feeding guidelines encourage exclusive breast feeding until around 6 months, and commencement of iron rich solid foods when the baby is developmentally ready. The deliberate and regular inclusion of common allergens is encouraged to reduce the risk of food allergy. At present, there is no nationally representative information about Australian infant feeding practices to assess if this is happening. Dr Merryn Netting from SAHMRI’s Women and Kids will discuss how this knowledge gap is being addressed, given a changing food supply, and an international pandemic.


About the speaker:

Dr Merryn Netting BSc BND PhD AdvAPD is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and NHMRC Early Career Fellow based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.  Merryn is an experienced paediatric dietitian with over 30 years of clinical experience. Her research is focused on the long-term effects of early life dietary patterns, specifically related to prevention of food allergy.






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Professional Development
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1
Performance Indicators8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6