Community Science Café: "Restoring the Infant Gut Microbiome" Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6 – 8pm
Community Science Café: "Restoring the Infant Gut Microbiome"
Location of Event:Sacramento - Off Campus
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions, Free Events, Health and Wellness, Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Jennifer Smilowitz
Sponsored by:Breastfeeding Support Program, WorkLife and Wellness, and Foods for Health Institute

A conversation with Jennifer Smilowitz, researcher and associate director, UC Davis Foods for Health Institute, discussing the dramatic decline of good bacteria in the gut microbiome of infants — bacteria that infants need in the first six months of life, bacteria that has been lost over the last 100 years, perhaps a result of the unintended consequences of medical practices, and how “we were able to successfully restore the infant gut microbiome of breastfed infants with the supplementation of B. infantis, an important bacteria that has been lost over the generations.” Light refreshments will be served.

Smilowitz will present this same program from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, in the conference room at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, 267 Cousteau Place, Davis. Free parking. See separate listing.

The July 26 Community Science Café program is being held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week at UC Davis. The "official" week runs from Aug. 1 to 7 — but programs at UC Davis are being held from July 23 to Aug. 30. All programs are open to the campus and greater community. See the complete schedule here.

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