As part of the Neonatal Nutrition Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, One-Week Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicums are offered for nutritionists who work with low birth weight and premature infants.
This program is funded in part by Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
Since this program is a federally funded program, we are only accepting dietitians working in the United States at this time. We plan to have educational opportunities for dietitians working outside of the United States in the near future.
Purpose and Content
This program reviews the basics in nutritional support of low birth weight and premature infants. Such topics as neonatal classification, breastfeeding, neonatal nutrient requirements, nutritional assessment, and dilemmas in enteral and parenteral nutrition for premature infants are emphasized.
Discussion among neonatologists and nutritionists is primarily informal. The course pivots around practical experience with premature neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit. This program serves as a time to compare and contrast the nutritional practices for rapidly growing infants in the hospital and to discuss and plan for infants' discharge into the home setting.
These programs are designed for nutritionists employed within a neonatal intensive care unit. Enrollment is limited to six nutritionists per session to facilitate participant interaction and to maximize the practicum's effectiveness.
Continuing Education Accreditation
Baylor College of Medicine is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered dietitians will receive 25 continuing professional education units for completion of this program.
The Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicum will be offered two times this year. Course dates for 2021 are:
- Oct. 25 - 29, 2021
- Nov. 8 - 12, 2021
There is no registration charge. This program is funded in part by Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
One-week practicums will be virtual for 2021
If you are interested in participating in this One-Week Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicum, please complete and return your application to:
Jana Unger, MS, RD, LD.
Program Manager: Neonatal Nutrition and Training Grant
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital
Applications must be received by Aug. 31, 2021.