Global Health Council’s 36th Annual International Conference

Washington, DC, May 26–30, 2009

Improving Complementary Feeding for Children: New Products and Effective Behaviors

Tuesday, May 26, 1:30-3:15 pm

IYCN’s Rae Galloway hosted this panel discussion on new developments to improve complementary feeding for children 6–24 months old. Panelists:

  • Kathryn Dewey, University of California, Davis: Home Fortificants for Complementary Foods Improve Child Growth
  • Margaret Bentley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: An Integrated Child Feeding Intervention Improves Nutritional Status
  • Mark Beinner, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil: Efficacy of Iron-Fortified Ultra Rice® Compared to Supplemental Iron Drops in Infants and Young Children
  • Emmanuel D’Harcourt, International Rescue Committee: RUF and Ready: Helping Ready-to-Use-Foods Get to Scale

Feeding the Future: Preventing Malnutrition in Infants and Children


Thursday, May 28, 3:30-5:15 pm

IYCN’s Tom Schaetzel hosted this panel discussion which included a presentation by Kiersten Israel-Ballard. On behalf of IYCN and PATH’s PMTCT Program, Dr. Israel-Ballard presented exciting new research on feeding HIV-exposed infants in Kenya. The research is informing IYCN’s new activities in the country. Panelists:

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