November 2017


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The majority of baby and toddler food products offered by companies in the United States provide nutritious options for young children. However, many of the products and marketing messages do not support, and some cases, run counter to expert recommendations for encouraging lifelong healthy dietary preferences and eating habits. Attendees will learn the various ways food marketing is used to influence parental purchasing decisions and the impact these marketing tactics may have on shaping parental perceptions of healthy feeding practices. Webinar participants will leave with an enhanced understanding of the role of food marketing in infant and toddler feeding practices and the role health professionals and policy makers can play in challenging these marketing practices and supporting parents in their quest to promote healthy eating habits in their children.  


Maria Romo-Palafox

Dr. Maria J. Romo-Palafox, PhD, RD is a registered dietitian and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, where she crafted the nutrition section of the annual FACTS report, published by the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, which is charged with developing new evaluation strategies for foods marketed to parents and providing expert commentary to USDA on infant formula marketing practices. Her research explores the impact of food marketing on parental feeding practices and purchases. Dr. Romo-Palofox received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from University of Texas at Austin. She has published several articles addressing food marketing to youth and factors relating to child food consumption.

Title:            Does the marketing of infant and toddler food products affect parental perceptions of healthy food behavior?   

Date:            Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time:            12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

CE Credit:      1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPEU


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Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify the various ways marketing practices are used to influence parental purchases of infant and toddler foods.

2. Describe how food marketing campaigns may influence parental perceptions of infant and toddler feeding practices

3. Learn the relationship between food marketing practices and healthy infant and toddler feeding habits.


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Details on CE Credits

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Villanova University College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

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