ERIC Number: ED342149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Call to Action: Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children, and Families National Workshop Proceedings (Washington, D.C., December 6-8, 1990). Executive Summary.
Sharbaugh, Carolyn S., Ed.
This report summarizes proceedings and recommendations of a workshop on trends, needs, and issues in maternal and child nutrition services and presents 28 major recommendations and associated action strategies which address general areas, women's nutrition for optimal reproductive health, infant nutrition, child nutrition, adolescent nutrition, and nutrition for children with special health care needs. Sample recommendations include the following: aggressively support nutrition services as an essential component of emerging national health care plans; increase the number and improve the quality of personnel providing nutrition services; provide all pregnant and lactating women with access to nutrition services; promote breastfeeding among all women; assure the availability of infant nutrition services; develop a U.S. infant feeding code which positively states the responsibilities of formula and food manufacturing industries in promoting breastfeeding and appropriate infant feeding practices; ensure quality nutrition education programs for school-age children and adolescents; expand the research base in adolescent nutrition; expand access to nutrition services for children with special health care needs and their families; and establish a nutrition data system for children with special health care needs. A glossary of acronyms and a listing of organizations represented at the workshop are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adolescents, Allied Health Personnel, Children, Cost Effectiveness, Females, Financial Support, Health Services, Infants, Mothers, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Pregnancy, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Quality Control, Reproduction (Biology), Special Health Problems, Workshops
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 38th and R Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057 (limited quantities).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.; Maternal and Child Health Interorganizational Nutrition Group.
Note: For the full report of which this Executive Summary is a part, see EC 300 907.