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Nestle Nutrition Institute On Demand YouTube Webinars

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Welcome to our webinar educational program which will run through the next 11 weeks.

At the date and time proposed click on the link to view the video which will play automatically or press the play button.
You will only be able to like or dislike the videos, no Q&A will be possible.
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All videos will be available on the NNI website after the webinar for on demand viewing.

  • The Gut Microbiome and its Role in Early Immune Development and Allergies

    April 16th 2020, 3pm (Thurs) and April 17th 2020, 8am (Fri)
    Speaker: Liam O'Mahony

    The human gut is colonized by a wide diversity of microbes, representing highly evolved synergistic relationships that provide essential biological functions to the host. The development of the gut microbiome in early life is influenced by lifestyle factors, social interactions, environmental exposures and diet. Nutritional strategies to support microbiome development may complement the existing treatment of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy.

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  • Human Milk Oligosaccharides as Primers for the Microbiome and Immune System

    April 22nd 2020, 8am (Weds) and April 23rd 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Lars Bode

    Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), a group of complex sugar molecules, are the third most abundant component of human milk that contribute to shaping infant microbial communities as well as immune responses with potential immediate and long-term benefits for infant health and development. In this presentation, Lars Bode reviews the basic science of HMOs and their effect beyond microbiota.

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  • Unravel the Power of 2'-FL and Bifidus in Gut Health and Beyond

    April 29th 2020, 8am (Weds) and April 30th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Yvan Vandenplas

    The makeup of the gut microbiota in infants has long-lasting impact on their future health, including their immunity, metabolism, and intestinal health. Substantial exposures during the first years of life can significantly alter the balance of gut microbiota. Probiotics include members of the genus Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, and prebiotics such as human milk oligosaccharide, HMO 2’-fucosyllactose have been shown to promote gut health and support the immune system. In this presentation renowned pediatric nutrition expert Prof Yvan Vandenplas discusses the immuno-protecting role of probiotics, HMOs such as 2'FL.

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  • What do I talk about when I talk about probiotics?

    May 6th 2020, 8am (Weds) and May 7th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Hania Szajewska

    Probiotics have the potential to improve human health and reduce the risk of diseases mediated by imbalances in the composition and function microbiota. The probiotic field would benefit from research focused on mechanism of action and characterizing responders and non-responders.

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  • HMO biology – recent developments

    May 13th 2020, 8am (Weds) and May 14th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker - Norbert Sprenger

    The early-life gut microbiome establishes and matures sequentially during infancy and early childhood. Most important determinants for the microbiota development are the initial seeding at birth, mode of delivery, antibiotic use and nutrition. Considering the influence of nutrition in early life microbiome development, human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are key nutrients in breast milk which modulates the microbiome. Clinical observational studies with breastfed infants suggest that specific HMOs may help to prevent allergy onset through their action through the early life microbiome and respiratory infection. A RCT with formula fed infants suggests that 2FL and LNnT help to protect from lower respiratory tract infections and antibiotic use, probably thought their effects on the early microbiome maturation and activity.

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  • Today's dietary patterns of infants and toddlers: What needs to change?

    May 20th 2020, 8am (Weds) and May 21st 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Johanna Dwyer

    Eating patterns of 6-24 month olds in the USA , Mexico and China fall short compared to recommendations. Changes in feeding patterns needed include more dietary diversity, more vegetables and fruits, and much less sweet foods and beverages. Excesses in calories, sodium, and added sugar, filling micronutrient gaps in subgroups and choices of developmentally appropriate foods need attention.

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  • Human Milk Oligosaccharides: unique composition and Metabolism

    May 27th 2020, 8am (Weds) and May 28th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Clemens Kunz

    Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are remarkably unique components in breast milk that acts as primers for the immune system. Clinical studies backed by basic research position HMO as multifunctional components that shape the establishing gut microbiota and may contribute to immune development.

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  • The Long Term Impact of Early Nutrition

    June 3rd 2020, 8am (Weds) and June 4th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Ferdinand Haschke

    The risk of obesity in childhood, and later in life, may be influenced by pre and postnatal factors, the first 1000 days are the most important window of the programming of health and disease. There is evidence that low protein intake in the first 2 years can contribute to prevention of later obesity. The effect size has been estimated to be as high as 20%. Ferdinand Haschke discusses new data on programming effect of protein intake in older infants

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  • Early Life Nutrition and Immune Development

    June 10th 2020, 8am (Weds) and June 11th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Valerie Verhasselt

    In this presentation, Valérie Verhasselt discusses the central role gut immunity plays in long term health and disease prevention. She explains how the gut is part of the immune system and gives a detailed overview of how the gut is structured and works, including local and systemic homeostasis. If the gut immune function is compromised, several conditions and diseases may develop, such as food allergies, coeliac disease, inflammatory or cardiovascular diseases and obesity.

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  • Global landscape of malnutrition in infants and young children

    June 17th 2020, 8am (Weds) and June 18th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Lynnette Neufeld

    Malnutrition during the first years of life has immediate adverse health consequences and impairs long-term health and capacities. Children born small and those who become undernourished in early life are at higher risk of dying and are more susceptible to illness. Poor linear growth – stunting is associated with several physical and cognitive consequences and affects over 150 million children worldwide, one third of whom live in India. Over 50 million children are wasted, half of whom live in South Asia, yet 5.4 million of the world’s 38.3 million overweight or obese children also live in South Asia. In this presentation, Lynnette Neufeld explores trends in prevalence, progress and determinants of malnutrition in infancy and young childhood.

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  • Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Health of Infants in Africa

    June 24th 2020, 8am (Weds) and June 25th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Andrew Prentice

    Research in recent years has demonstrated that HMOs play a contributory role in protecting infants from disease in developing countries – the evidence is rudimentary, according to Andrew Prentice in this presentation, but promising. He looks closely at babies in low and middle-income countries and compares their growth patterns with those in developed countries. Two recent studies demonstrate that growth achieved was directly attributable to the number of HMOs found in the mother’s milk. The presentation looks at the effect of the changing seasons in African countries on HMOs, as well as the differences seen in key HMOs between sick and healthy children in the cohorts. There is a proven global variation in the breastmilk microbiome. Andrew Prentice notes that milk is not only there to nourish and protect the baby, but the milk is also there to protect the breast itself, which is important for the immune constituents of breastmilk.

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  • Nutritional Deficiencies: Links with Cognitive and Social Development Among Infants and Toddlers

    July 1st 2020, 8am (Weds) and July 2nd 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Maureen Black

    Nutritional deficiencies during the first 1000 days (conception to age 24 months) can impact cognitive and social development during infancy and toddlerhood, with consequences that extend through childhood and into adulthood. This talk will review the associations between nutritional deficiencies and early childhood development, focusing on strategies to prevent nutritional deficiencies and the negative consequences.

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  • Human Milk as the First Source of Nutrients

    July 8th 2020, 8am (Weds) and July 9th 2020, 3pm (Thurs)
    Speaker: Lindsay Allen

    The nutrient requirements of young infants are higher per unit body weight than at any other time of life. Those who are exclusively breastfed consume on average about 750 mL/day between 1 and 6 months. In general, the amount of nutrients in the milk of a well-nourished woman is sufficient to support optimal growth and development of her infant. However, some nutrients may not be sufficient especially towards the end of the first six months.
    Lindsay Allen explores on her presentation the nutrition adequacy of human milk, highlighting the difficult to make conclusions on this topic due to many factors, such as the few normative data on the nutritional status of infants during the first year of life and very limited amount of information on the concentrations of nutrients.

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