• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 01:01    |    
  • 01:49    |    
    Basic definitions
    • Overweight
    • Obesity
    • Infant body composition
    • Baby fat
    • Who is at risk?
    • Infant factors associated with overweight
  • 08:17    |    
    Overweight children in the United States
    • Trends in US: Infants and preschoolers
    • Mexican American infants
    • Risks of overweight persistence
  • 14:15    |    
    Early infancy as a critical window
    • Predictions of obesity status
    • Early weight gain
  • 19:20    |    
    Feeding practices on weight gain
    • Breastfeeding and formula feeding
    • Combination feeding
    • Formula composition
    • Complementary feeding
      • Timing
      • Practices
      • Parenting styles
      • Good feeding hygiene
  • 30:23    |    
    Infant food choices
    • Feeding behaviors and habits
    • Physical activity
  • 34:58    |    
    Maternal factors and risks of infant overweight
  • Maternal behaviors affecting the protein and fat of the milk
  • 39:39    |    
    Clinical practices guidelines
    • Support exclusive breastfeeding
    • Promote responsive feeding
    • Monitor growth
    • Parenting skills and mother's diet
  • 44:52    |    
  • 46:27    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Facts on Guatemalan infants
    • Encourage good feeding practices
    • What would be a good recommendation to prevent overweight infants?
  • 53:28    |    
    Final credits

Prevention of Childhood Obesity: Is It Ever Too Early?

New Media  | 13 de febrero de 2013  | Vistas: 23

Nancy Krebs shares with students her experience and the scientific studies performed on obesity, explaining that early childhood is a great stage to treat and prevent the excessive weight on future youngsters and adults. She comments on what practices and behaviors affect the weight of infants, including feeding practices, food choices and physical activity, elaborating as well, on the maternal factors which also influence the risk of heaviness on toddlers. Finally, Krebs recommends clinicians to address parents on the impact of the exclusiveness of breastfeeding against formula or combination feeding, and to promote the health and diet of mothers, emphasizing the fact that the outcome of the well-being of their babies will eventually relate back to them.


Nancy Krebs is specialist in pediatric clinical nutrition. She is professor…


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