Nutrition and the Developing Brain
Miami Neonatology 2016: Annual International Conference

Michael K. Georgieff, MD, professor of pediatrics and child psychology, and director, Division of Neonatology, University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, discusses nutritional factors that affect brain development from preconception through the neonatal period. In addition to reviewing studies of certain nutrients that have high impact on brain growth and early brain development, Dr. Georgieff provides nutritional strategies to support and protect brain development.

Full credit for this course is earned by viewing the video as well as reflecting individually or discussing as a group the Additional Content for Discussion.


Course Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour


Opens: 2017-02-20
Closes: 2019-02-19

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals who have an interest in newborns, infants, and toddlers.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Michael K. Georgieff, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics and Child Development
    Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
    University of Minnesota School of Medicine
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

Learning Objectives

  • Examine how the timing of nutrient deficiencies affects brain development
  • Recognize early correction of nutritional deficiencies after birth is essential to protect the developing brain

Faculty Disclosures

Michael K. Georgieff, MD

No relationships to disclose.

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207. This program is designated for up to 1.00 contact hour. Program ID# 5409-EM1.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 1.00 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. 131863.

Additional Content Planners

Chris Fischer (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Gabrielle Schwilk, FNP-BC, MSN (Lead Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Charles Willis, Director of Continuing Education, consults for Pfizer, Inc; all other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.