Intention and Initiation of Breastfeeding Among Women Who Are Incarcerated

WH DPG Awards Coordinator, Ginger Carney, has gathered resources regarding the intention and initiation of breastfeeding among women who are incarcerated: Interesting article from the AAFP (American Academy of Family Practitioners): https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170718incarceratedbreastfeed.html Interesting power point presentation from a WIC program in California making their case: http://californiabreastfeeding.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CBC-Breastfeeding-in-the-Incarcerated-Mother.pdf From an AWHONN (annual meeting): https://awhonn.confex.com/awhonn/2013/webprogram/Paper9198.html From Michigan: https://www.mibreastfeeding.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Incarceration-MIBFN-Policy-Position.pdf […]



Regulatory Comment Request: Info Collection: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)—Revision

All WIC RDs: Please respond directly to Dawn Ballosingh, WH DPG Chair, at dballosingh@oneworldomaha.org to collate on behalf of the group or fill out the form and send it to Mark (mrifkin@eatright.org) directly. Deadline is November 2nd. The Policy Initiatives and Advocacy office is specifically seeking your input on these comment opportunities.  Research, PN, NEP, DIFM, WM, WH, […]



Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health

The referenced Advisory Committee meeting to be held October 23, 2018 (with remote access) was announced. The meeting will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST) at NIH Building 31, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.  The meeting will also be videocast via the NIH Videocasting and Podcasting website […]



Webinar CEU Opportunity

WEBINAR: TRANSPARENCY IN THE FOOD SYSTEM: HELPING YOUR CLIENTS MAKE INFORMED CHOICES Sponsored by PepsiCo North America Nutrition Join the NEDPG for a webinar addressing nutrition claims. Title: Transparency in the Food System: Helping Your Clients Make Informed Choices Presenters: Kristin Harris, PhD When: Wednesday, September 26th at 1pm ET/10am PT REGISTER: https://www.nedpg.org/upcoming-live-courses/



Call for Nominations! 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

On Wednesday, September 5, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services issued a call for nominations to serve on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee due to agencies on October 6, 2018. Prospective members of the DGAC should be qualified experts with demonstrated scientific “expertise in human nutrition related to […]



Academy’s Action Alerts

There are three action alerts available that need your attention. Preventative Health Savings Act, H.R. 2953/S. 2164 The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act, H.R. 3124/S. 1299 The Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training in Medicare Act, H.R. 5768 Click here to: Take Action




The WH DPG is excited to host a Spotlight Session this year at FNCE 2018 entitled: Integrating Nutrition in Fertility Treatment: Dietitian’s Role in Reproductive Medicine Date: Sunday, October 21st Time: 8 – 9:30 AM Speakers: Judy Simon,MS, RDN, CD, CHES and Dr. Angela Thyer, MD We hope you can join us for this cutting […]



New EAL Systematic Review: Malnutrition in Pregnancy

The Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) is pleased to announce the publication of the Malnutrition in Pregnancy Systematic Reviews. The Systematic Reviews, focus on six sub-topics areas: Screening and Assessment Hyperemesis Gravidarum Health Effects (Famine, Micronutrient Deficiency, and Nutrition Assessment) Diet and Supplements (Omega-3 and Vitamin D) Weight Loss Surgery Medical Nutrition Therapy Visit the EAL at www.andeal.org/mip to view the results. […]