Service Guideline - Nutrition Intervention guidance for service providers and families

Copies of this guideline may be made by:

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Connecticut Birth to Three System
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106


The Birth to Three System would like to thank the following members of the Nutrition Task Force. Only because of their commitment to these issues as well as their donation of time and significant effort was this guideline possible.

Nutrition Task Force Members:

Karen Austin, RN, LEARN Partners for Birth to Three
Claire Dalidowitz, MS, MA, RD, CD-N, Clinical Nutrition Team Leader, CT Children's Medical Center
Ann Gionet, Parent, Interagency Coordinating Council Representative
Sherry Gray, MPH, RD, University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
Lynn Skene Johnson, Regional Manager, CT Birth to Three System - Task Force Chair
Betty Ann Jolly, MS, RD, Early Connections, North Central
Lisa Lauder, MS, RD, CD-N, Rehabilitation Associates of Connecticut
Maureen Staggenborg, MS, Director Child Nutriton Programs, State Department of Education

Special thanks to the following people and programs for their input and willingness to review and pilot the work of the task force:

Christina Smillie, MD, IBCLC and Barbara Ackerman, RN, IBCLC for their input on the lactation section of this guideline, Pat Vandervelden, MA CCC-SLP, Heidi Van Keulen, OTR-L, Julie Forrest, MS, PT and John Pagano, OTR-L of Regabilitation Associates of CT and the staff at the LEARN Partners program.

In addition, we would all like to thank the many parents and professionals who provided constructive feedback by reviewing drafts of this document.

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