Monday, November 21, 2016

'Poverty and Food Insecurity: Bad for Children in New Mexico'

Photo: UNM Advocacy in Pediatrics
The New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, in partnership with Envision New Mexico and the UNM Department of Pediatrics, invites you to attend the 2016 Karen Sadeghian Memorial Lecture: "Poverty and Food Insecurity: Both Bad for Children" by Dr. Lance Chilton, a staff member of the Young Children's Health Center (YCHC)  at University of New Mexico Hospital.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016    
6:30pm – 8:00 pm
Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion 
First Floor Conference Room at UNM Children's Hospital (opposite the information desk and next to the Mediation Room)
Light refreshments will be provided
Non-perishable food will be accepted for donation to Roadrunner Food Bank
Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) play a vital role in providing nutritious foods to all children, especially children in poverty, who receive a large proportion of their daily nutrition through school breakfast and lunch programs. These same children are at risk for many other consequences of poverty and poor nutrition. Dr. Chilton's talk will review how he believes pediatricians and RDNs should be involved in advocating both for an end to child poverty and in detecting consequences of poverty and poor nutrition, with suggestions as to how to provide help with those consequences.

Dr. Chilton served in the Peace Corps in Nepal in 1985. Here is a YouTube interview with Dr. Chilton.

The Karen Sadeghian Memorial Scholarship will be awarded.

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