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Maternal Diet and Neonatal Anthropometry

Course #: 010-680

Price: $13.50

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #137917 approved for 1.5 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description

Micronutrients are necessary for normal growth and development of the fetus and deficiencies have been found to be associated with intrauterine growth retardation and small for gestational age (SGA) infants.  This CEU course examines the influence of maternal dietary micronutrient intake in pregnancy on neonatal weight, length, and adiposity.


Article Author:  Mary Horan, et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain the relationship between inflammation and pregnancy.
  2. Investigate how maternal obesity can result in increased fetal growth and fat deposition.
  3. Compare and contrast the association of micronutrients on birthweight, length, and abdominal circumference.
  4. Identify what low blood magnesium levels and magnesium deficiency are associated with.
  5. Describe how a vitamin B12 deficiency leads to fetal growth restriction.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2010, 2090, 3030, 5060

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.2 , 8.1.4 , 8.3.4 , 8.3.5

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