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Recent Findings Between Early Infant Feeding Practices and
Long-term Health the Focus of ASPHN's New Brief

According to The First 1,000 Days: Nourishing America’s Future, nutrition during pregnancy and in the first years of a child’s life provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system.

ASPHN’s new 20-page brief, “Guidelines and Health Conditions Related to Timing of Early Infant Feeding,” offers relevant findings and proposed supportive measures to address infant feeding practices. These include the timing of complementary foods and the link to health conditions such as obesity, food sensitivity, allergies and anemia. 

Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RDN, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota explains, "These guidelines provide public health nutritionists with up-to-date information on a complex topic that is based on a rapidly changing evidence base." By identifying recurring themes in recent major research, ASPHN's brief provides a foundation from which professionals can formulate educational messages and recommendations to improve nutrition and decrease disease. 

"Guidelines and Health Conditions Related to Timing of Early Infant Feeding" can be obtained from ASPHN’s website. For more information or questions, contact Shana Patterson, RDN at shana@asphn.org or 814 255-2829 ext. 708.

Founded in 1952, ASPHN is a non-profit membership organization that provides state and national leadership on food and nutrition policy, programs and services aimed at improving the health of our population. ASPHN’s membership is composed of more than 400 public health nutritionists located throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. ASPHN's vision is healthy eating and active living for everyone. You can find ASPHN on the web at www.asphn.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/asphn.