Sponsored Satellite Program: Every Day Counts: Advances in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Research for Reducing Risk of Preterm Birth
Sponsored By: dsm-firmenich
This Sponsored Satellite Program was originally presented at NUTRITION 2023.
This DSM-hosted session focuses on: 1) Raising awareness of the importance of good nutrition to obtain a healthy pregnancy. Raising awareness that preterm birth is on the rise and nutritional interventions can help decrease the risk. 2) Educate on the recent specific body of evidence that shows omega-3 fatty acids, specifically DHA, can help reduce the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight babies. The Cochran review on omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy and the most recent scientific evidence will be presented. 3) Educate on the economic impact and burden to healthcare costs associated with preterm births. Highlight the healthcare cost savings that can be obtained by omega-3 fatty acids and supplementation during pregnancy.
- Describe the current state of preterm birth in the US including racial disparities and rising rates
- Identify women with nutrition risk factors for preterm birth and educate them on appropriate levels of omega-3 fatty acid intake before and during pregnancy
- Explain the potential healthcare cost savings that can be realized with omega-3 fatty acid supplementation during pregnancy
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- 2022 March of Dimes Report Card
- Increasing Omega-3 DHA Intake to Reduce Preterm Birth
- Reducing the Economic Impact of Preterm and Early Preterm Birth by Providing Supplemental Algal DHA to Expectant Mothers
- Panel Discussion
Chair: Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, PhD – DSM Nutritional Products, NA
Speaker: Susan E. Carlson, PhD – University of Kansas Medical Center
Speaker: Erin E. Jones, JD MS LPC LADC – March of Dimes
Speaker: Christopher Shanahan – Frost & Sullivan
- 1.50 Attendance
Learners are eligible to download a Certificate of Attendance upon activity completion. A Certificate of Attendance confirms the learner has completed the activity and does not confer any continuing education credit to the learner from ASN.