Announcements

Officers for 2016-2017:

Chair: Susan Filkins
Chair-Elect: Megan Fuetterer Landrum
Treasurer: Katharine Jeffcoat
Secretary: Stephanie Hiromura
Nomination Committee Head: Tara Olson
Nomination Committee: Jessie Nindle-Edmonds, Audrey Omen

Interesting in joining OPNPG?  Need to renew your membership?  2016-2017 Membership Form

Nominations for Chair-Elect, Treasurer and Nominating Committee are open!  Contact Tara, Jessie or Audrey to share your interest.  

Next OPNPG Meeting 
June 8, 2017  8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sarah Sahl, RD, LD and Darren Janzen, PhD, Psychology

Challenging Feeding Behaviors

Location:  Auditorium of “Lorenzen Conference Center” on the Emanuel campus
Park in Garage 3.  Coffee, tea and a Light breakfast will be provided.  
There is also street parking available around the campus. 


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


Continuing Education Opportunities!   

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June 10 - 11, Mealtime Success: Solving Food Refusals with Self-Regulation Strategies and Evidence-Based Nutrition   Susan Roberts, OTR/L  Meridian Park Medical Center, Tualatin, OR  Click here for brochure and conference details.


National 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.