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CRN Foundation highlights prenatal nutrition

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At the annual meeting of ACOG in San Francisco

CRN Foundation highlights prenatal nutrition

WASHINGTON — The CRN Foundation, the educational arm of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is showcasing the latest research and developments in prenatal nutrition at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual clinical and scientific meeting that gets underway this week in San Francisco.

The foundation and its participating member companies — Balchem, Church & Dwight, dsm-Firmenich, Kemin Human Nutrition and Health, Omniactive Health Technologies, and Pharmavite — are staffing a Prenatal Nutrition Center at the three-day event, which runs through Sunday. The center (Booth 113) will serve as a hub where health care professionals can learn about the benefits of using prenatal supplements during pregnancy, CRN Foundation said in announcing its plans.

Visitors to the booth can gather educational materials focused on how key ingredients in prenatal supplements address nutrient gaps that are prevalent during pregnancy.

Representatives from CRN and member companies will be available to discuss the latest advancements in prenatal supplements. This direct interaction with medical professionals aims to enhance the health care community’s understanding of, and support for, the safe use of supplements during pregnancy, the foundation said.

A highlight of CRN’s participation will be a session titled “Front and Center with Prenatal Supplements: What the Science Says, and What HCPs Need to Know,” set for May 18th at noon in Room 155 of the Moscone Convention Center. Speakers include Drs. Kecia Gaither and Michael McBurney, who will address the science behind prenatal supplements and what health care providers need to know to advise their patients effectively.

“CRN is thrilled that our members with products and expertise in this space have come together in such a meaningful collaboration to offer this important resource to ACOG attendees this year,” said Andrea Wong, senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. “Our equal partnership with all of them at ACOG is sure to advance awareness around prenatal health and nutrition.”


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