Research in Diet, Nutritional Status, and Energy Balance in Infancy

Increasing evidence indicates there are sensitive periods in life during which nutrition and growth may have a programming or long lasting effect on later life health outcomes; one such period is infancy. This presentation will focus on diet composition, nutritional status, and measures of energy balance in infancy, and their effect on growth, in both healthy infants and in infants with chronic disease.

Dr. Trabulsi is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware. She has 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition, including clinical, industry, and academic experience.

The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

These free talks are held Fridays at noon at Christiana Hospital but can be viewed from your home or office computer. Earn CMEs by participating in-person or online. Lunch is served and all are welcome to attend.

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  • Jillian Trabulsi, PhD, RD