Grand rounds are
important learning opportunities for medical providers to stay current with
latest research and guidelines relevant to their patients’ care. Presenter Cindy
Chan Phillips, MS, MBA, RD, director of nutrition education, guided the
attendees through children’s growth stages, and the unique nutritional needs of
each stage, such as the importance of iron for cognitive development. Current children nutrition recommendations
were reviewed, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the American
Academy of Pediatrics’ advice of including meat as an early solid food in an
were very engaging and actively shared perceived life-style barriers to healthy
eating for children. Many were interested to apply some of the strategies
discussed in their practice.
Survey results of
participants showed the event was very successful. After the event, eighty-two percent improved their knowledge that
beef is part of a healthy eating pattern. About sixty-six percent plan to apply the knowledge
in their practice.
When asked about
what key concepts in the talk are beneficial to them, “encourage
60 min of exercises per day,” reflected one medical provider attendee. “Beef is a good source of
protein,” responded another.
are so eager to learn about how better nutrition can help their patients,” said
Phillips. “Nutrition science is evolving. The satiety role of protein really
resonated with them.”
with the NYBC is financially supported by the Kansas and Nebraska Beef Councils.
For more information on the event, contact
Cindy Chan Phillips, R.D., firstname.lastname@example.org.