Announcements

Officers for 2017-2018:

Chair: Megan Landrum
Chair-Elect: April Mitsch
Treasurer: Maggie Jerome
Secretary: Stephanie Hiromura
Nomination Committee Head: Susan Filkins
Nomination Committee: Jessie Nindle-Edwards, Audrey Oman

Interesting in joining OPNPG?  Need to renew your membership?  2017-2018 Membership Form

Nominations for Chair-Elect, Treasurer and Nominating Committee are open!   

Next OPNPG Meeting 
August 10, 2017
Northwest Mothers' Milk Bank, tour and talk!


See the Calendar of Events for next year's meeting dates!


Continuing Education Opportunities!   

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University of Minnesota Online Course 

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ational Dairy Council has recently added all of the presentations from The Childhood Health and Nutrition Research Conference hosted by the USDA Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center and National Dairy Council with cross-disciplinary experts in childhood health and nutrition.  Watch at your own pace.

https://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/content/2016/childhood-health-and-nutrition-research-conference-resource

For more information contact Anne Goetze, RDN, LD, FAND

Senior Director of Nutrition Affairs – OREGON DAIRY AND NUTRITION COUNCIL

10505 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 201, Portland, OR 97219  503-229-5033 

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ENfit:   New enteral tubing, pump sets, syringes and connectors are coming! This important safety enhancement may change the way your patients approach home-blenderized or commercially prepared blenderized formulas.   http://stayconnected.org/enteral-enfit/


Neocate Formulas:  Update on Monitoring Micronutients- Important Information from Nutricia
http://www.nutricialearningcenter.com/globalassets/pdfs/gi-allergy/update-on-monitoring-micronutrients_mar2016.pdf

Serum levels of micronutrients, particularly phosphorus, should be routinely monitored by clinicians when Neocate is used as a primary or sole source of nutrition for patients with complex systemic disease involving multiple diagnoses and intestinal disease,* especially in combination with tube feeding and/or a
history of prematurity. Neocate** formulas are intended for use under medical supervision.
* A retrospective review identified case studies of patients on primary or sole source nutrition with diagnoses covering multiple systems, including congenital gastrointestinal anomalies and GI
surgeries (such as necrotizing enterocolitis, esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula); neurological conditions (such as seizures, intraventricular hemorrhage, hydrocephalus); respiratory
(lung disease, tracheostomy, aspiration); cardiac (congenital heart disease); and other systemic conditions, often in conjunction with tube feeding and/or a history of prematurity.
** Neocate is an amino acid-based formula for dietary management of cow milk allergy, multiple food protein allergies, and related GI and allergic conditions for which an amino acid-based diet is indicated.