Posted By: Connie Lieu on May 25, 2012

Labels: China , Chronic Disease, Women’s and Children’s Health

Nutrition Outreach Shanghai

Project HOPE staff in Shanghai, China, Jenny Xu and Tracy Huang were invited to participate in a 3-day workshop for Pediatricians all over Guilin. Hosted by the Guilin City Health Bureau, the focus of the workshop was to train all the Pediatricians on current practices and innovations in Antibiotic, Common Children’s Diseases and Nutrition.  Jenny presented the Nutrition Support Education segment of the program and covered topics such as nutrition needs of the critical care pediatric population and administration of nutrition via intravenous therapy and tubing.  Jenny has been leading the Nutrition program at HOPE Shanghai and she is so passionate and full of great ideas on Nutrition.  I do believe most of us subconsciously know that poor nutrition is a contributing factor to many diseases, but the reality is that we are creature of habits and we will live for the moment and worry later.

On to the program, Tracy introduced the “STAMP” risk screen process that means "screen to access malnutrition in pediatric patients."  I was not there but I can definitely see how it’s a perfect role for Tracy as she seems to enjoy and has a certain glow about her when working hands-on with children and patients. Come to think of it, she guided me to a healthier alternative noodle when she took me grocery shopping when I first arrived in Shanghai...I guess that explains why she is a trained dietician!   

Connie Lieu, a Global Health Fellow from Shanghai

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