WebinarEarly Weight Gain, Childhood Obesity, and Adult Disease Risk
Early weight gain, childhood obesity, and adult disease risk
Does (rapid) early weight gain cause adult disease and obesity? Does (rapid) early weight gain signal catchup growth or weight acceleration? This two-part webinar, first presented in February 2013, discusses research surrounding rapid early weight gain in infants and its implications for healthy growth and optimal weight.
Does (rapid) early weight gain cause adult disease and obesity?
- Defines rapid early infant weight gain.
- Describes how rapid early infant weight gain relates to childhood obesity and risk of disease later in life.
- Examines rapid early infant weight gain and growth patterns to determine typical growth distortions.
- Describes the implications of this research for the clinician, researcher, and parent.
Does (rapid) early weight gain signal catchup growth or weight acceleration?
- Differentiates between normal catchup growth and weight acceleration.
- Describes the role of feeding dynamics in supporting optimal weight gain.
- Demonstrates the assessment of feeding/growth problems.
- Demonstrates fdSatter based intervention.
Handouts and Reading
- Slide handouts part one (PDF)
- Slide handouts part two (PDF)
- Early Weight Gain Reference Table (PDF)
- Early Weight Gain Annotated References (PDF)
- Satter, E. Your Child’s Weight, Appendix E, Assessment of Feeding/Growth Problems (PDF)
- Family Meals Focus newsletter articles (links)
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About the presenters
Ines Anchondo, DrPH, RD, LD, CSP, MPH, conducts research and provides bilingual (English and Spanish) nutrition counseling in an outpatient setting. She participates neonatology clinic and discharge planning as well as provides lectures and workshops to medical students and pediatric residents in nutrition and public health topics.
Pam Estes, MS, RD, CD, Practicing in the traditional approach, she was disheartened by the lack of positive outcomes and by the damage to her patients’ attitudes about food, eating, and self. Since discovering and embracing Ellyn Satter’s models of eating competence and feeding dynamics, she has found satisfaction in working with adults and their families by allowing positive experiences with food and eating to drive their own desires for lifestyle change.
Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, MSSW is a registered dietitian and family therapist. Her best-selling books, including Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense and Your Child’s Weight: Helping without Harming, as well as journal and magazine articles, teaching materials, seminars and media interviews have made her well-known to parents and professionals as an authority on nutrition and feeding of infants and children.