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Evolution of Infant Formula

Posted: 8:51 AM, May 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 16:33:17-04
Christina J. Valentine, MD, MS, RD, FAAP is a Physician-Scientist focused on maternal/infant diet strategies to attenuate inflammation and improve outcomes. She is currently the medical director for Reckitt Benckiser/Mead Johnson Nutrition, North America where she is involved with Product Development and co-leads The Global Human Milk Research Platform. Dr. Valentine is also an Associate Visiting Professor at the University of Cincinnati, where she is the Principal Investigator evaluating maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation in early pregnancy to reduce early preterm birth, called The ADORE Trial - “Assessment of DHA on Reducing Early preterm birth.”
   Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, is currently president of the Family Nutrition Center of South Florida, which she established in 1991 as one of the first nutrition practices pioneering HMO coverage of nutrition services dedicated to pediatrics. She served as president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics from 2016-2017. Beseler is a graduate of Queens College – City University of New York and earned a master's degree from New York University.