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Broadening our Understanding of Family Meals

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(1):58, January/February 2017.

Although nurses are educated to perform a nutritional assessment, they may not gather additional information about the nature of family meals. These data may highlight underlying unhealthy nutritional behaviors that could be addressed by asking a few questions that are broader in scope.

Food Allergies: New Evidence for Peanut Introduction

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 41(3):188, May/June 2016.

Approximately 15 million Americans have food allergies, 8% of which are children. Food allergies are therefore a major public health issue. New guidelines suggest introducing peanuts early in the diet of children who are high risk for developing peanut allergies. Our nutrition expert, Dr. Morin, provides an update.

High Altitude Illness: Dietary Implications

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 41(1):60, January/February 2016.

Have you ever wondered how to prevent high altitude illness when traveling? What is the best nutrition advice for patients planning travel to a high altitude destination? Our nutrition expert, Dr. Morin, explains how adequate hydration and eating more complex carbohydrates may be helpful as proactive preventative measures.

Gluten-Free Diets

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 40(6):396, November/December 2015.

Gluten-free diets are becoming a common practice in the United States and other countries. Our nutrition expert, Dr. Morin, explains what you need to know to answer questions from patients about gluten-free diets and suggests resources where you can get more information.

Thinking About a Diet?

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 40(1):60, January/February 2015.

Which diet works best: low carbohydrate or low fat? Our nutrition expert, Dr. Morin, provides the latest information to help guide women who may be asking about weight loss dieting.

Revised Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendations

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 35(1):58, January/February 2010.

This nutrition column starts 2010 with a new title and new focus. Dr. Morin will now write about all aspects of maternal/child nutrition, and in this first column she tells us about the Institute of Medicine's newly revised pregnancy weight gain guidelines.

Breastfeeding Immediately After Birth

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 34(1):63, January/February 2009.

Intrapartum nurses possess the power to alter usual practices in institutions that discourage immediate breastfeeding, and help women to begin breastfeeding while still in L&D. The science tells us this increases breastfeeding duration overall.

Where Is the Evidence for Teaching Methods Used in Nursing Education?

McCartney, Patricia R.; Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 30(6):406-412, November/December 2005.

It is not only practice areas that need outcome evidence. What about teaching? Do nurse educators know the best methods for teaching their students? Drs. McCartney and Morin have searched through this literature and are ready to help you find the answers.

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