Nutrition In Pregnancy

Creating a blueprint for healthy mothers and children

Every day for 2 days
June 2, 2022 to June 3, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
Kimpton Hotel
700 F Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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Graphic of woman throughout stages of pregnancy.

Development before birth is now known to be a critical time period in establishing later life chronic disease risk. Nutrition plays a vital role in this development, but specific guidelines and support for nutritional needs of pregnant women are lacking. This issue crosses multiple disciplines. Obstetricians, family medicine practitioners, nurse midwives, dietitians, epidemiologists and developmental physiologists each understand a piece of the issue, but rarely have the opportunity to work together. The Moore Institute is working to spur these conversations.

In May 2019, the Moore Institute hosted the first Nutrition in Pregnancy Conference, gathering scientists, clinicians and nutrition advocates. Talks covered current research in the unique needs of women before and during pregnancy and lactation, and how those nutritional needs impact the lifelong health of the mother and her offspring. The resulting review is available from American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The second Nutrition in Pregnancy Conference will focus on community needs, current education, programs and policies. The conference will be held June 2-3, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Dorothy Fink, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health; Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will provide the welcome. We have confirmed speakers from NIH, Yale, George Washington University, National WIC Association, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Howard University and several others.

The full schedule is now available.