May 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At the core of infant nutrition, education, and support should integrate inclusive and culturally aware, breastfeeding care, and comprehensive services. Nutrition professionals must also be prepared to provide evidence-based, non-judgmental counseling, and education to families that are unable or unwilling to breastfeed or utilize breastmilk. Amplified by recent humanitarian emergencies, participants will learn how to prevent, detect, and remedy homemade infant formula (HIF) usage. This program will explore HIF’s risk and the connection between HIF use, the US food system, food security, structural racism, health disparities, healthism, and misinformation.

In this presentation, the speakers will discuss the history of homemade infant formula use and examine the current trends in homemade infant formula use. Finally, we will discuss some steps WIC nutritionists can use to discuss homemade infant formula use with WIC clients.

Speakers: Farryl Bertmann, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and the Food Systems Program at the University of Vermont; Caroline Glagola Dunn, Research Associate with the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University; Sheila Fleischhacker, Adjunct Professor of Law with the Georgetown University Law Center; and Elizabeth Racine, Public Health Nutrition Researcher and Professor with the Department of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte.

CEU: 1.0 RD credit will be offered. CEU information will be emailed one week after the webinar. Be sure to whitelist and or mark [email protected] as safe/not spam.

Additional Information: All webinars will be recorded. Please note the recording, any handouts, and CEU information will be emailed from [email protected] to attendees who participated live. Emails will be sent within one week of the webinar.