Nutrition SIG


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SIG Description

The Nutrition SIG of the APA brings together health professionals committed to effective nutrition teaching and practice in academic pediatrics. We address nutrition principles and provide the essential vocabulary and knowledge of pediatric nutrition. The principle vehicle for our efforts is our "Teacher's Guide to Pediatric Nutrition."


The goals for Teacher's Guide project are:



  • To provide the essential vocabulary and knowledge of pediatric nutrition.
  • To enable use of that vocabulary and knowledge in clinical settings.



Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide is a web-based project. The Teacher's Guide project is based on a theory of "stepping stone-education." Pediatric Nutrition Notes provides essential information. The case-based modules that follow permit teachers to present and discuss material developed for resident and physician education. The modules were developed for use by non-expert teachers as well as by physicians and residents for self-learning and CME credits.

Material for the Teacher"s Guide is placed on its web-site when ready. Our most recent advance is to have the project chosen by UNICEF for education on "non-infectious" diseases in childhood likely to affect the health and well being of children globally. A new "Part V, Preventive and Public health Nutrition, A Global Perspective" is in preparation.

The web-site for the Teacher's guide is http://www.downstate.edu/peds/pednutrition.html; however an easier way to reach it is to type either "Teaching Pediatric Nutrition" or simply "Pediatric Nutrition" into the Google or Yahoo Search bar. Our project comes up first consistently.


About the Teacher's Guide:

The Teacher's Guide begins with Pediatric Nutrition Notes, a primer written originally for 3rd year medical students. These Notes provide the essential language of nutrition as well as a matrix into which subsequent learning can be fit. The second part of the Teacher's Guide is an eight section set of teaching modules developed to address nutrition principles through the life cycle -- neonatal, early infancy, later infancy, toddler and pre-school, etc.

The Teacher's Guide project is based on a theory of "stepping stone-education." Pediatric Nutrition Notes provides essential information. The case-based modules that follow permit teachers to present and discuss material developed for resident and physician education. The modules were developed for use by non-expert teachers as well as by physicians and residents for self-learning and CME credits.

Material for the Teacher's Guide will be placed on this web-site when ready.



July 2015 Newsletter Article

Dear APA colleagues,

Understandably, the focus of nutrition research and advocacy over the last decade has been control of the obesity epidemic. We want to engage or re-engage APA members with an interest in nutrition in its totality. This could be in curriculum, metabolism, evaluation, intervention and advocacy. Please click here to put your short comment on area of personal interest and email to RKarp@downstate.edu.

SIG Chair:
Robert Karp
rkarp@downstate.edu

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Robert Karp, MD
45 South Harrison St
Princeton, NJ 08540
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robert.karp@downstate.edu


 

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