The Committee on Nutrition (CON) studies the nutritional needs of infants, children, and adolescents and develops guidelines for the pediatrician based on sound, objective, clinical science as well as practical experience in fostering optimal health status. CON also maintains active liaisons with the Food and Drug AdministrationUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Canadian Paediatric Society, pursues advocacy opportunities which promote healthy dietary habits; and provides technical assistance as needed relative to the federal regulatory process.

The Committee on Nutrition's Samuel J. Fomon Award recognizes an individual or a project for outstanding achievement in research relating to the nutrition of infants and children here.

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Committee Members

Mark R. Corkins, MD, FAAP
Memphis, TN

Cynthia Blanco, MD, FAAP
San Antonio, TX

Tamara S. Hannon, MD, FAAP
Indianapolis, IN

Rebecka Peebles, MD, FAAP
Philadelphia, PA

Amy Peterson, MD, MS, FAAP
Madison, WI

Parminder S Suchdev, MD, MPH, FAAP

Praveen Sundaraj Goday, MD, FAAP
Columbus, OH


Ana Sant'Anna, MD 
Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
Montreal, QC

Cheryl Funanich, MEd, RD, LD
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Alexandria, VA

Heather Hamner, PhD, MS, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA

Julia Bracken, MD
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Overland Park, KS

Andrew Alan Bremer, MD, PhD, MAS, FAAP
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

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