E-Learning Programs

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute offers continuing education for physicians, dietitians/nutritionists and nurses via e-learning courses.

To remain current with the latest evidence-based information, learn more about our many self-study CE programs.

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Building Healthy Foundations: Emerging Data and Evolving Concepts in Early Childhood Nutrition

Original program date: Jan 31, 2017
Expiration date: Jan 31, 2018

Program Description:

Despite our understanding that early childhood nutrition is the foundation for healthy development, there is a dearth of specific expert recommendations for optimal nutrition during the critical first 1000 days of life (ie, pregnancy/birth through age 24 months). This monograph examines emerging data and evolving concepts in nutrition for children under 2 years of age. Specific topics include: recent research into the role of the healthy microbiome and the role of probiotics in a wide range of pediatric diseases; the importance of key nutrients, especially iron, as children begin the transition to solid foods; and the latest evidence regarding nutritional interventions to prevent allergic diseases, including data on the early introduction of allergenic foods. 
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Program Objectives:

  • Identify the nutritional needs of infants and young children during the critical first 1000 days that form the foundation for lifelong health.
  • Counsel parents effectively on how to ensure their child eats a wholesome diet including key micronutrients, especially iron, during the complementary feeding transition period to solid foods.
  • Apply the latest research about the importance of maintenance of a healthy microbiome to prevent disease and promote healthy development.
  • Recommend practical nutritional interventions to families to prevent and/or manage infant allergy.



Alan M. Lake, MD (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Lake is a consultant for Nestlé-Gerber Nutrition.

Mark Boguniewicz, MD Professor, Division of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Department of Pediatrics National Jewish Health University of Colorado School of Medicine Denver, CO

Dr. Boguniewicz has received grant/research funding from Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and serves as a consultant for Celgene and Regeneron Liliane Diab, MD Instructor, Clinical Nutrition Children’s Hospital Colorado Aurora, CO

Dr. Diab has no conflicts of interest to report.

CME COURSE DIRECTOR Marguerite M. Mayers, MD Attending Physician Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY

Dr. Mayers has no conflicts of interest to report.

CE COURSE DIRECTOR Kathleen Ronca, DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice Pediatric Emergency Medicine Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Bronx, NY

Dr. Ronca has no conflicts of interest to report.