The Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at Oregon Health & Science University is hosting a national Nutrition in Pregnancy conference. The meeting will gather leading scientists and clinicians to discuss the unique needs of women before and during pregnancy and lactation, and how those nutritional needs impact the lifelong health of the mother and her offspring.
Development before birth is now known to be a critical time period in establishing later life chronic disease risk. Nutrition plays a vital role in this development, but specific guidelines detailing nutritional needs of pregnant women are lacking.
This conference will present an overview of current research, including what we know and what we need to know to make clear recommendations to women of reproductive age. The conference is appropriate for anyone who works with pregnant women or does research on the role of nutrition before and during pregnancy and early life development.